Essays Tagged: "criminal trial"

The basic procedures of a standard American criminal trial...covers everything between indictment and sentencing.

Procedures of Criminal Trial (American)One of the most vaguely understood events in the United States is the moder ... United States is the modern criminal trial. Most people have a faint knowledge of the goings-on of criminal proceedings, mainly due to what is seen on television, but the person who knows the real co ... eal course of a trial is rare. However, there is nothing mysterious about the events that determine criminal guilt. Trials are carefully orchestrated, following procedures that have been laid in legal ...

(11 pages) 261 1 3.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Miranda v. Arizona case: How it changed law enforcement

The "Miranda rule," which makes a confession inadmissible in a criminal trial if the accused was not properly advised of his rights, has been so thoroughly integra ... provided with one.It is also written in the Constitution that: "No person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." This part of the fifth amendment, along with due pro ... sts eventually resulting in suppressed confessions.Even when they grant that virtually no confessed criminals go free because of Miranda, critics often claim that the rules have "handcuffed" law enfor ...

(6 pages) 258 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Hong Kong Magistrates trials are more inquisitorial than adversarial. Discuss

committed there is a moral and social obligation that the perpetrator be tried and convicted. Every criminal justice system has devised a mechanism to bring about this desired effect. The hypothesis h ... leans to one system over the other.Adversarial system:Ask any layperson and his/her perception of a criminal trial will be akin to an adversarial model. As the name suggests the trial is conducted bet ...

(8 pages) 37 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Miranda Vs. Arizona. The Supreme Court decision detailed the principles governing police interrogation: The Miranda Rights.

ill find a way around the laws."- PlatoThe Miranda rule, which makes a confession inadmissible in a criminal trial if the accused was not properly advised of his rights, has been so thoroughly integra ... ect for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, withou ...

(6 pages) 269 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations - A Look Into the Terrifying World of Justice This article is an in depth analysis of the movie Paradise Lost and Paradise Lost 2 Relevations.

Introduction to Criminal JusticeApril 25, 2004Paradise Lost 2: Revelations - A Look Into the Terrifying World of Jus ... l, and forgotten town of West Memphis, Arkansas. The film gives viewers a shocking depiction of the criminal trial, which ultimately ended with the conviction of a trio of teenagers for the brutal mur ... norance, prejudice and lack of legitimate evidence made viewers question whether the aspects of the criminal justice system were served. The basic tenet of the American legal system and the presumptio ...

(9 pages) 94 0 3.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Unanimous Verdict vs. Majority Rules Verdicts

vidence, and assess damages. The number of jurors used in a civil trial is less than that used in a criminal trial. Another important difference is that the verdict does not have to be unanimous, mean ... hed by a jury. All jury members must be in agreement as to the innocence or guilt of the accused in criminal cases or as to the liability of the defendant in civil cases. Where all are in agreement, t ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Interplay of power - Prosecution vs Defence

This report explores the flaw of our adversarial system of criminal trial in its unequal division of power between the prosecution and defence in the courts. I ... e central argument will be that the balance of advantage lies predominately with the prosecution in criminal trialsProcedural inequalitiesPreparation of evidence for trialIn collecting evidence for tr ... in Local Court trials.There are many procedural inequalities inherent in our adversarial system of criminal trial. The balance between the prosecution and defence is uneven and the scales are weighin ...

(8 pages) 28 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Exclusionary Rule Week Two

s."The exclusionary rule often means the rule that illegally gathered evidence may not be used in a criminal trial. The rule has several exceptions, such as when the evidence is used to impeach a defe ... h, & Klofas pp. 300, 2003)So, what I take this too mean is that any evidence collected during a criminal investigation or after a crime has already been committed and the evidence is gathered in a ...

(3 pages) 122 1 5.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Australian adversary system

Since the English arrival in Australia they brought with them a system of criminal trial that they used in their criminal courts. This system is called the Adversarial system ... e current system in place is a second rate system when it is compared to the European Inquisitorial criminal court system.There are four discussions that will be raised in this essay. The first discus ... the various participants and their roles in each of the systems.Australia has inherited its current criminal court system, the Adversarial Model from the English legal system, through the arrival of t ...

(9 pages) 24 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Identify and evaluate the roles of the Prosecution and Defense in a criminal trial. Identify & discuss the sentencing powers, available to a Judge in a specific criminal case.

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and The Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 lead to the establishment ... Prosecution Service (CPS) in 1986. The CPS is responsible, on behalf of the state, for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales. The Legal Aid Act 1988 enables defen ... al aid. The Access to Justice Act 1999 (s12), directed the Legal Services Commission to establish a Criminal Defence Service (CDS). This means that every person arrested for a crime, regardless of sta ...

(6 pages) 46 2 5.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Adversarial Justice System

trying to determine the truth of the case. The adversarial system is a two-sided structure in which criminal trial courts prosecute against the defense. Justice is done when the most successful party ... arty is able to convince the judge/jury that his/her perception on the case is the correct one. Any criminal who needs to appear in the United States justice system would be wise to use the adversaria ...

(3 pages) 2701 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Case Study: The Exclusionary Rule

ccording to constitutional specifications of due process or it will not be allowed as evidence in a criminal trial," (Schmalleger, 2011, p. 221).Since 1914, through a series of Supreme Court cases, th ... any evidence seized in violation of the Fourth Amendment could not be used against a defendant in a criminal case," (Dempsey & Frost, 2011, p. 182). At the time, the exclusionary rule did not appl ...

(7 pages) 10 0 0.0 Jun/2012

Subjects: Law & Government Essays