Analysis Of Criminal Justice

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The courtroom is a battle ground. There exist two opposing forces using arguments and testimonies as ammunition to sway the judge to rule in their favor. Life as a participant in the battlefield can be very rewarding and gratifying as well as stressful and disappointing. Interestingly, many of the actors in the arena are drawn to battle due to their desire of wanting to help people and to become a part of the fight for justice. The courtroom is composed of the judge, the defense council, and the prosecutor. After interviewing two Municipal Court Judges, a public defender, a prosecutor and a civil attorney/judicial aide I was able to flesh out the positives and negative facets of holding each position. Firstly, it is interesting to note that no one majored in Criminal Justice as an undergrad. Instead, their undergraduate studies ranged from Bio-Chemistry, Political Science, and Marketing. Along with this, only Municipal Court Judge one and his judicial clerk acquired their Masters before attending Law School. However, the…show more content…
Judge one decided to become a judge because he was asked by a partner in his Law Firm to run. However, he didn’t initially want to be a judge. He maintained that he would have been fine with being a lawyer and an Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. He explained that if he were to have remained in the U.S. Coast Guard, he would have become a Captain. Judge two decided to pursue a career as a lawyer and later a judge because of a show called Perry Mason. He contends that at the tender age of seven, the show sparked his interest of pursuing a career as an attorney. However, he became a judge due to the encouragement that he received from his mentors. He accredits his decision to become a judge to his mentor Chief Justice of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court Robert Nix Jr. He acknowledged that he was an excellent role model and a lifelong

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