Information can be considered the solution of uncertainty; it represents the final answer to the question “what a thing is” and therefore describes both the nature and the attributes of its physical attributes. The context of information has very different meanings in different fields. In physics for instance, information is used to describe the properties of subatomic particles. In information science information is used to describe natural phenomenon. Information science deals with how data about natural phenomena can help in the description of these phenomena.
The information theory is also related to the debate about the existence and the power of human consciousness in affecting the world around us. One way this is expressed is by George Lakoff who has described two types of information processes namely information processing and information gathering. According to him, information processing occurs when we gather information consciously while information gathering occurs unconsciously. He further explained that conscious and unconscious information is processed differently and one of them may become the cause of the other. Thus, when a criminal tries to avoid being caught he will do all he can to collect as much information as possible so that he can provide the police with enough evidence to convict him.
The information theory is also at play in the case of criminal charges. The state prosecutor has a goal of convicting the suspect even though the evidence against him is overwhelming. This is because the state prosecutor cannot ask for a conviction without sufficient evidence to justify this. If the defendant asks for a trial then this might mean that the prosecution has more than enough evidence to convict him. The information theory therefore enables us to understand why people go for professional investigative agencies like private detectives that investigate crime using sophisticated tools and techniques.
According to the information theory, information about a specific event is processed in our conscious mind before it reaches the conscious mind. We use our five senses including sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste in order to gather information about an event. Only when this information reaches the brain does the brain process this information. Only if this information matches what we expect does the information to enter into our conscious mind. This clearly shows that our criminal defense attorney is dealing with our mind while his client uses his body to make the criminal record appear incorrect.
How then do we deal with this situation? The information theory also indicates that we can fight back using our cognitive skills. Cognitive skills are those skills that help us to control how we process information while not consciously aware of doing so. Criminal attorneys have used the information theory in a way that makes it very difficult for a criminal to be convicted on a criminal charge. A simple example is to say that the prosecution has witnesses that contradict the defendant’s statement. If we use our cognitive skills then we can convince ourselves that the information the prosecutor is sharing is false and thus we might get the conviction we want.
In short, we are at an advantage when fighting back because we are using our conscious mind to control the information that reaches into our unconscious mind. It is a fact that many prosecutors and judges rely on the testimony of witnesses and prosecutors use this testimony to build their case. This means that we can easily defeat a criminal charge using our own conscious mind! This is why it is important to find an experienced defense lawyer who will guide you step by step to defeating a criminal charge. The more experience you get with a defense lawyer, the better your chances of getting a successful outcome.