Unformatted text preview: defence has to show that there is reasonable doubt that the accused didn't commit that crime. A prosecuting attorney represents society, rather than individual victims, and in that capacity is responsible for preparing and presenting the state’s case against defendants in criminal and civil cases. Society is viewed as the injured party in prosecutions against those accused of crimes; a crime against one person is considered a crime against all. Because of this and the need for centralized power to assess and prosecute cases, this function is vested in the state. In this sense, then, the prosecutor does not have a “client,” because he or she is representing the interests of all members of society...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course CRIMINAL J cjs 250 taught by Professor Nunly during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '10