What are the functions of the prosecutor and defense attorney?

Textbook: Chapters #3 & #4 of Criminal Courts: Structure, Process, and Issues

 

Authors: Champion, Hartley, Rabe. 

 

Publisher: Pearson, 3rd edition, ISBN# 9781269330824

 

 

 

Use the Cybrary for Criminal Justice resources. Click here to access a guide for using the CTU Criminal Justice Studies Library Research Guide.

 

  • Fry, T. (2012). PROSECUTORIAL TRAINING WHEELS: GINSBURG’S CONNICK V. THOMPSON DISSENT AND THE TRAINING IMPERATIVE. Journal Of Criminal Law & Criminology, 102(4), 1275.
  • Hardy v. Cross, (565 U.S. ____, 132 S. Ct. 1626; 182 L. Ed. 2d 224 (2011)

 

·         UNITED STATES v. RUIZ: certiorari to the United States court of appeals for the ninth circuit. (2009). Supreme Court Cases: The Twenty-first Century (2000 – Present), 1.

 

ASSIGNMENT:

 

Read the law review articles listed in the reading assignment.

 

Answer the following questions based on the information you learned after reading the articles:

 

  • What types of misconduct can be committed, and how does it affect a defendant’s right to a fair trial?
  • What are the functions of the prosecutor and defense attorney?
  • Under what circumstances might prosecutors engage in misconduct?

 

·         What remedies have the courts found for attorney misconduct that occurs during a criminal prosecution?

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