Court Essays

  • Court Observation

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    My report on court observation involving Criminal matters focuses on two Courts I visited. On Tuesday 1st August 2017, between 9am and 1pm, I visited Townsville’s Magistrates Court and Supreme Court. The court visits for CRM101 are an essential learning experience to get a full understanding about how the Australian court system operates. Learning hands on what has been taught through lectures and readings; being able to observe the proceedings and surrounding to get a better understanding. This

  • Juvenile Courts

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    There is ongoing debate as to what should be done with juvenile courts. Should juvenile courts be abolished or just reformed? There are a number of reasons offered for each viewpoint, and the ultimate goal is trying to figure out which option would be most beneficial for juveniles. Juvenile delinquency is a continuous problem in the United States. It is also considered an issue that all of society needs to take part in trying to solve or at least diminish. Despite the number of social controls

  • court analysis

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    Supreme Court of Victoria. This paper will outline a selection of many pressing issues noticed throughout my observation, more specifically those regarding the law and language in legal arenas along with symbolic and architectural traditions that reinforce prejudice towards those from a low socio-economic background and ethnic minority groups. Furthermore, it will argue how symbolism, architecture and practices within a court are in place to create a power dynamic and reinforce the courts British-'western'

  • Court Observation

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    Whether the court differed from your expectations and why The court differed from my expectations in a number of ways. First of all, I observed that everyone spoke in a monotone voice. Secondly, the interactions observed with the prosecutor and defence lawyer, in court 2, was surprising to see that the prosecutor agreeing with defence lawyer submissions and had no objections. This shown that the defendant was being treated fairly. Finally, the language used by the Magistrate and both parties, were

  • Etymology of Court

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    Etymology of Court In this report, I have attempted to display a general understanding of how the word court arrived in the English language and suggest reasons for its evolution. Much of the challenge has been determining what of the information I could present. Length restrictions and the condition set out, to use The Norton Anthology of English Literature as the only source to show the synchronic use of the word, have forced me to take a more narrow approach. Since court is a polysemic word

  • Court Observation

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    I have attended court hearings in the past, but I found attending the Abbotsford Courthouse on September 25, 2017 a very different experience. Two of the courtrooms were closed to the public due to trials involving children. One was dedicated to traffic court, which I did attend randomly throughout the day, and the last courtroom was dedicated to adult criminal court which I spent the majority of my day in. During the adult criminal court sessions, I found that they took many breaks throughout

  • Court Observation

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    Summary According to the online dictionary a courthouse is a building in which local courts of law conduct trials and other business pertaining to the justice system. As I entered the dull grey building my heart was beating fast and my adrenaline was flowing; I was feeling frighten as I walked through the swirling doors. It was my first time entering a courthouse and I was full of anxiety, because I had no idea where to go, who to talk to and how to get there. At the entrance of the building there

  • London Court Experience

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    I visited Canterbury Crown Court on the 20th October 2015 at 12.08pm. As I approached the grand building I felt both excited and nervous. I had a fragmented idea about what I was about to experience due to previously visiting the Supreme Court in London a few years ago to view the Lundy murders hearing. However, I was still rather sceptical about what I was about to experience. I had pre-conceived court expectations due to watching television dramas such as “Silk” and “Accused”. For example I expected

  • Court Experience Essay

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    Court Experience On Friday, I started off my morning by initially meeting Mary at the Arbitration office, which mostly deals with contract, tort, credit collection, and car accident cases. Mostly any civil cases under $50,000 comes to this office, so no criminal cases, and there is no bailiff or court recorders in this office, just Agnes. We then moved to the court house, which is the 22nd judicial circuit, where we went to the third floor and observed mostly criminal cases. Most judges were at

  • Essay On Teen Courts

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    Are teen courts beneficial to young offenders? One of the fasting growing juvenile treatment and interventions programs are known as teen courts. Teen courts serve as an alternative juvenile justice, to young offenders. Non-violent, and mostly first time offenders are sentenced by their peers’ in teen courts. Teen courts also serve as juvenile justice diversion programs. Teen courts vary from state to state, and sometimes within the same state. With this program, all parties of the judicial setting

  • Drug Treatment Courts

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    Alternative courts emerged to address a variety of criminal behaviors to both reduce the number of low-priority offenders entering the criminal justice system and produce recidivism rates among habitual offenders. These courts include drug courts, DUI courts, mental health courts and others to address specific crimes types. These courts were initially implemented in Miami, Florida, in 1989 to address the sheer volume of non-violent drug offenders entering the criminal justice system (see McColl,

  • Juveniles in Adult Court

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    adult court? What is the process of getting waived to adult court? The first Juvenile court was started in Cook county in 1899. You are a juvenile in till you reach the age of eighteen. After that you are considered an adult. In till you reach the adult age you go to juvenile court in less waived into adult court. After you reach the age of eighteen and you get in trouble with the law you attend adult court. Not many juveniles get waived to adult court. Normally they stay in juvenile court till

  • Community Court Report

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    the community court at 9 in the morning. Although we have already been there, it was unofficial, and all we did there was sitting on the bench doing nothing. It was our first time officially to tour around the community court and watch the trial. In the morning, it had a drug court session. The judge listened to the situation report from the health care supervisor and the probation officer and congratulated the convicts for their hard work and graduating from one of the drug court programs. I was

  • Family Court Observation

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    I traveled to the Provincial Court of British Columbia in Victoria. I personally observed one case of Criminal Remand as well as multiple cases in Family Court. I learned a lot as this was my, first impression and experience within any criminal Canadian courthouse. I learned so much information that was provided by Regional Coordinator, Tanya Driechel and a lawyer from the courthouse. They were full of information about the significant cases to them, levels of court, but also courthouse etiquette

  • Courts and Power Relations

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    The courtroom is a ritualised space, involving costume, language, spatial organisation and so on, and courts, therefore, constitute performative exercises of power. Discuss some of the ways in which courts demonstrate power and/or power relations. The courtroom is a ritualised space in which many features are effectively manipulated to demonstrate the states power over the individual. It is because of such displays of power that the courtroom is commonly identified as a place of justice where social

  • Court Ethnography Essay

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    For my court ethnography I observed plea, bail, and family court in the city of Milton. However, it was called the Ontario superior court of justice. When I first entered a court it looked exactly like what I had seen in movies. The court setup, the vernacular used, and the customs of the court employees were exactly like what mainstream media has displayed to the public over the years. Entering the court, symbols of justice were exhibited everywhere in the courtroom. In the courtroom all kinds of

  • Queensland Court System

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    A fundamental principle of the Queensland’s Court system is the successful delivering of just outcomes for all stakeholders in any trial. The law has been an integral part of society and continues to be the foundation of a civilian community, where, when applied correctly, many disputes can be resolved in a just manner. This report explores the issue of whether courts are intimidating and out of touch, and if presented so, what improvements have been made to these factors to remain valideffective

  • The Hearing Of The Court Room

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    To begin with, as I entered the court room I observed seven long rows of benches, a table at the front with chairs, the judge’s bench and two televisions beside it and a substantial table in front of the judge with microphones. Also, I detected matters which I wasn’t aware of, such as a sheriff being there, sitting at a table with a computer and telephone, and beside the sheriff a small room that was transparent containing a mic instead. After the judge’s arrival, the hearings began, the lawyer

  • Court Observation Paper

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    observation paper, I chose to write about my visit to the Mesa County District Court, which is located at 125 N Spruce St in Grand Junction. The date of my visit was June 12th and I was there from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. This paper is based off my own court appearance. The good thing, I had a lawyer and he did all the work, and I sat there and observed everything. Let’s start with a background on, why I had to appear in court. Last year, I was living with five roommates, two girls and two boys. We considered

  • Examples Of Court Observation

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    For the court observation assignment, I visited the Tolland County Courthouse. I went to court on Tuesday April 4th, 2017 from 11am to 12:30pm. The matters I observed in the courtroom regarded a restraining order from an ex-girlfriend to her ex-boyfriend. The details involved in the case included the welfare of their three-month-old baby and the custody battle. When we arrived at the location, we struggled to make sure we were parking in the correct location. The sign at the nearest parking lot