Lecture 30-The Trial

Lecture 30-The Trial - The Trial Making the Case The Trial...

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The Trial Making the Case
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The Trial Jury trial versus bench trial Jury selection…last class Common step/stages 1. Trial initiation 5. Presentation of evidence 2. Jury selection 6. Closing statements 3. Pretrial hearings 7. Charge jury 4. Opening statements 8. Deliberations and verdict
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The Trial Previous discussions…trial initiation, jury selection, and pretrial hearing We begin today’s discussion with the trial process: opening statements… Recall the courtroom work courtroom work group group and the adversarial system
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The Trial Opening Statements: Prosecution goes first…the defense may wave opening statements until after the prosecution has rested… Purpose: advise the jury what will be proven at trial and how much will be discussed
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The Trial Presentation of evidence At the core of the trial is evidence Evidence is either direct or circumstantial Evidence: anything useful for decision makers to decide the facts of a case…witness testimony, written document, video tapes, electronic media, photos, physical objects…
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2008 for the course CJC 101 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '07 term at Ball State.

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Lecture 30-The Trial - The Trial Making the Case The Trial...

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