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(TCOs 10 & 11) What are the types of discovery that parties may use in a civil lawsuit? Provide examples of each type of discovery and how it could be helpful to a party’s case? Why is the same type of discovery not allowed in criminal cases? (Points : 20) In a civil lawsuit there are many different discovery that may be used to find information for a lawyer either on the defense or plaintiff side to make their arguments more persuasive to a judge and jury. The first discovery is interrogatories, which is allowing one party to answer questions under oath to describe to exactly what happened from his or her perspective.
Once the prosecutor determines he or she will pursue charges, he or she must decide what charges to press according to the presented facts of the case. If a case is weak on evidence, the prosecuting attorney may offer a plea bargain to the offender, or negotiate one through the defense attorney, if the offender is willing to plead guilty (Schmalleger,
| | | mandate of precedence. | 1 points Question 5 1. Which of the following is the most common reason for prosecutors to reject cases? Answer | | Due process problems | | | Arrest problems | | | Evidence problems | | | Interest of justice problems | 1 points Question 6 1. The ____ is the report of a grand jury investigation which usually includes recommendation of indictment.
To Defend a Killer What rights do the guilty have? Ethical dilemmas of our criminal justice system are discussed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale. VOD3. Public Trust, Private Interests Jeane Kirkpatrick, Joseph A. Califano Jr., Senator Alan Simpson, Peter Jennings, and others address the problems of trust — within government, between one public official and another, and between the government and the
The first two steps in an arraignment are for the accused person, defendant, is addressed by name. Secondly, the charge against the person is read, including the alleged date, time, and place of offense. Thirdly, during an arraignment you are either admitting to or deny the charges against the defendant. There are three different pleas that a defendant can enter into the court. Not guilty, meaning he or she is denying the charges being place upon them.
Conclusion Prosecutors, defense attorneys, criminals, and victims are placed together to deal with a given crime. Victimization concerns each position in different ways and must be individually considered. The goals of sentencing differ somewhat between each position. Alternative sanctions are often recognized when a criminal offender is sentenced. Ongoing assessments of victims' rights and the continousl improvement of such are imperative.