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Running head: Assignment 2: Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense1Assignment 2: Courts, Prosecution, and the DefenseMajor StricklandCRJ100: Introduction to criminal justice November 18, 2018Professor Karina Arzumanova
Assignment 2: Courts, Prosecution, and the Defense2This assignment proposed the question, have criminals been given too many rights by thecourts? My answer to this question is No; criminals are not given too many rights by the courts in my opinion. Just an opinion, but I feel this way because most criminals(accused) when arrested are presumed innocent. If they, weren't, then there would be no trial. That doesn't mean that I feel there aren't times when the accused are treated unfairly or sometimes Crowhurst into confessions. Besides, people are wrongly accused of crimes all the time. Some spend a whole year waiting in prison before they're even tried for a crime. These are proven facts. As far as being given to many rights, the answer is no.Proponents for the rights of victims argue that the scales of justice are imbalanced in favor of criminals, while advocates of victim rights say the scales will never be balanced and advocate for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that specifies criminal victims’ rights (1).