Assignment 2: Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense
Due Week 7 and worth 200 points
The courts have one of the most important roles in the Criminal Justice
system. They are responsible for the interpretation and application of law
when crimes are committed and they help to bring resolve to disputes
between people, companies and units of government.
In preparation for this assignment, please carefully review the case of Michael
T. Slager below. Also, please review the court report samples below for
reference in preparing a standard court report.
Michael T. Slager
Court Report Sample 1
Court Report Sample 2
Based on your understanding from the readings in chapters 7-9, write a
three to four (3-4) page court report in which you:
Summarize the case, including a detailed description of the crime that
Outline the level of court that was assigned to the case (e.g. local/state,