Did these scriptures change or confirm your views about how criminal procedure should operate
Deuteronomy 19:15 and 17:6 changed my views concerning how the criminal procedure should operate. The current view I hold is that one witness is enough to lead into a conviction. This depends on whether the testimony that the witness gives is beyond a reasonable doubt. For instance, one can face conviction of sexual assault basing on the testimony of the victim or one witness. The testimony of one witness is enough to put one on a death row if the judge finds the testimony beyond a reasonable doubt. However, the court may still take into consideration other forms of evidence, such as DNA evidence.
Proverbs 18:17 changes my views concerning how the criminal procedure operates. In Proverbs 18:17, the person presenting the case is right until his/her claims face scrutiny or the accused prods him/her with questions. In the current justice system, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. As such, when one makes allegations about another person, the court does not hold the allegations to be true. …………………………….