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    The Role of the Prosecutor

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    The Role of the Prosecutor All serious criminal cases require the participation of three individuals: the judge, counsel for the prosecution, and counsel for the accused. If any one of these are absent from the procedure, "the criminal justice system is incomplete" (Congress). The prosecutor stands at a critical stage in the criminal justice system as well as playing a critical role before, during and after the trial. They serve many functions throughout the criminal process. Some of which

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    Prosecutors Essay

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    Prosecutors are important in the workings of the American judicial system. They play a half of the two part adversarial system that we use during trials. The prosecutors are attorneys that represent the interest of the government. This means that when they prosecute a case they are not representing the victim, but all of the people in the state or country because such crimes are considered to be against the general populace. Prosecutors have a long and varied history. After 1790, the nation began

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    Did you know that public prosecutors were considered historical latecomers? A judge and jury can be traced back to the Middle Ages, but prosecutors weren’t well known until the Tudor Times. The origin of prosecution wasn’t deemed very important, but it has evolved to be a significant responsibility of those who choose the profession and it plays a crucial role in the administration of justice. The appearance of the prosecutor in England was presented in the late medieval times as a result of a structural

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    The relationship between the prosecutor and defense goes way back from when the court system was first created. Sometimes both parties will cooperate with each other, it just depends on the case. This essay will first describe the difference between the two parties. Next, it will then describe their relationship. After that it will then show how in some cases both parties come together to reach an agreement. Especially in today’s world how some people will take a plea deal instead of going to court

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    1. The text lists three inherent contradictions in the job of the prosecutor: (a) Prosecutors have nearly limitless discretion in the most critical matters they must consider, yet they are held to very high ethical standards. One contradiction in the job of the prosecutor is that they have nearly limitless direction in critical matters; however, prosecutors’ are also held to a very high ethical standard. Prosecutors must screen cases to determine which ones need to be prosecuted; nevertheless

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    Ethical behavior amongst prosecutors could use some major improvement. According to Peak (2012), contrary, perhaps, to what is popularly believed, it was decided over a half a century ago that the primary duty of a prosecutor is “not that he shall win a case, but that justice shall be done.” The history of misconduct by prosecutors can be dated as far back as the late 1800’s. A more recent example of misconduct by a Federal prosecutor is a case in 2003 in Virginia where a jury convicted Jay Lentz

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    Prosecutorial Discretion and Law Execution

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    levels rests with the prosecution. This means that the prosecutor makes the decisions about the charges. Prosecutorial discretion means that the prosecutor decides whether someone should be charged for a crime and what that individual should be charged with (Whitebread & Slogobin, 2000). The Bordenkircher v. Hayes (1978) case established some guidelines for using prosecutorial discretion. This case basically states as long as the prosecutor has probable cause to charge someone and what to file

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    After a few minutes, the handcuffed defendant entered the room wearing an orange prison jumpsuit. He was a middle-aged, African-American male who was involved in a narcotic conspiracy case. In addition to the defendant a probation officer, the prosecutor and the defendant’s lawyer were also present. Aside from me, my classmate and a student from Georgetown the defendant’s wife and sister were in the

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    Essay On Victimization

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    causes physical and emotional suffering to anyone that was involved. Most victims need help because of the physical, emotional, and financial stress they are put under after the crime. Most help comes from law enforcement, defense attorneys, and prosecutors. Everyone who is involved with the victim must understand that the victim’s life has changed and help the victim get back their life, the balance they had before, but mostly the security to know that they are going to be safe. The criminal justice

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    A Few Good Men Essay

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    In CrimJ 100 we were talking a lot about how to court system works and the different severities of sentences. I was asked to watch the movie A Few Good Men, I was able to watch it on Popcorn time. The purpose of watching this movie was so I could relate what I was learning in class to this movie. The movie is about two marines; LCcl Harold and PFC Downie were ordered a code red on a fellow marine that was requesting to leave his company. The Commanding Officer Nathan Jessep ordered the code red to

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