CRJ425 Portfolio Project.docx - RUNNING HEAD Portfolio Project 1 Portfolio Project Case Study of Ted Kaczynski and Charles Manson CRJ425 Criminal Law

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RUNNING HEAD: Portfolio Project 1 Portfolio Project Case Study of Ted Kaczynski and Charles Manson CRJ425 Criminal Law Colorado State University Global Dr. Greg Koehle, Instructor May 6, 2020
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RUNNING HEAD: Portfolio Project 2 During a thirty year span of time, two individuals struck the nation with an eerie sense of fascination and fear as they carried out their horrific deeds. Theodore J. Kaczynski and Charles M. Manson are two names that will likely not fade from history any time soon, and for good reason: their actions will continue to baffle minds for years to come. Ted Kaczynski, notoriously known as the Unabomber, committed acts of terrorism through the use of homemade explosives and evaded capture for nearly 20 years. Charles Manson, leader of the “Manson Family”, brought terror to California in the late 60’s along with the deaths of at least 9 people. The goal of this project is to analyze the cases of these two individuals in depth, identify key elements, and evaluate the nature and purpose of criminal law as it relates. THEODORE J. KACZYNSKI Crimes Between the years of 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski either mailed or hand delivered numerous homemade pipe bombs that killed three individuals and injured another 24 (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2016). His targets included those working in the fields of engineering, airlines, computer sciences and forestry industries (Harrado, 2004). In total, there were sixteen bombings, but not all were successful. Because his crimes crossed state lines and used federal services, the United States Postal Service, Kaczynski would be charged with multiple violations to United States Code Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure. Additionally, because three people had been killed by his bombs it meant that California and New Jersey could prosecute him for murder (Peil, 1998). Facts of the Case The facts that underlie his arrest are for mailing and/or placing sixteen bombs that killed three individuals in two states and injured nine others, U.S. v. Kaczynski, 239 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir.
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RUNNING HEAD: Portfolio Project 3 2001). The bombs grew in sophistication as each one was sent, but not all detonated. Analyst’s found the letter “FC” stamped into the bomb components which they were able to determine stood for “Freedom Club” - an anarchist terrorist group who engaged in bombing campaigns against scientists and technologists (University of Michigan). Kaczynski had sent his bombs to known universities professors and other individuals linked to the scientific and technological advancement of society. His bombs killed three people: Hugh Scrutton, a computer store owner, Thomas Mosser, an advertising executive, and Gilbert Murray, a timber industry lobbyist. Results and Punishment After his arrest in 1996, the Eastern District of California held a pre-trial hearing. At the hearing, a federal prosecutor read from excerpts from Kaczynski's daily diary that were seized during the investigation of his cabin. The prosecutor claimed that those excerpts amounted to Kaczynski’s admission to the sixteen attacks (Peil, 1998). From here the case against Kaczynski
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