The Trial of Amanda Knox Term Paper by Carly Evans

A term paper on the trial, conviction and eventual release on appeal of Amanda Knox.
# 150331 | 1,005 words | 3 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published by on Jan 31, 2012 in Law (International) , Law (Criminal) , Law (Historic Trials)

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This paper follows the narrative of Amanda Knox's conviction and later release on charges of the murder of her roommate, Meredith Kercher. The case was an international scandal followed by numerous news outlets around the world. Knox was painted both as a heartless offender and innocent bystander in a case that was tried as much in the papers as in the courts.

The Murder of Meredith Kercher
Attention turns to Amanda Knox
Patrick Lumumba
The Trial
Appeal & Overturn of Convictions

From the Paper:

"On the night of November 1, 2007 Meredith Kercher was found murdered in the apartment she shared with Amanda Knox in the small town of Perugia. Her throat had been slashed and she had been sexually assaulted by the perpetrator. Some of her belongings were missing, including cash and credit cards.

"After having had dinner and viewed a film with some friends, Kercher had returned home early in the evening around 9pm. Between 10pm and midnight her telephone was used twice to call the UK-- once to call her mother and once to the bank that handled her money in London. The call to her mother was cut off without anyone speaking; the call to the bank was not completed. (MASSE, 2010)

"Her body was not discovered until the next day, after her roommates had returned home. Knox was alleged to have arrived first and said that she found blood on the floor of the bathroom that she shared with Kercher. A window was also found to have been broken in another room of the house. Knox claimed that she suspected a break-in right away. She called her mother, who advised her to contact the police. When the carbinieri arrived, Kercher's body was discovered in her room. She had been covered with a blanket and was wearing only a t-shirt which had been pulled up to her chest. The exact time of Kercher's death was difficult to ascertain, as the medical examiner was not given access to her body until nearly 24 hours after the murder."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Greene, R. A. (2009, December 04). Amanda Knox Sobs as Guilty Verdict Read. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from
  • MASSE, D. G. (2010, August 08). Sentence of the Court of Assizes Perugia. Retrieved January 27, 2012, from
  • Rossetti, C. (2011, October 2011). Don't let the Knox media circus undermine true Italian justice. Retrieved January 26, 2012, from The Gaurdian:

Cite this Term Paper:

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The Trial of Amanda Knox (2012, January 31) Retrieved June 07, 2023, from

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"The Trial of Amanda Knox" 31 January 2012. Web. 07 June. 2023. <>