Fiction versus - Fiction versus Reality In order to distinguish fiction and reality courtroom drama a person should know the true meaning of law

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Fiction versus Reality In order to distinguish fiction and reality courtroom drama a person should know the true meaning of law. Law: a system of rules, enforced through a set of institutions, used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience, politics, economics and society (Wikipedia.org, 2008). These laws are set forth to be the mediator to people relationships. These laws consist of a vast amount of separate disciplines (international law, constitution law, contract law, etc.). Therefore, through the legal system rights and responsibilities will be conveyed in a vast amount of ways. These ways will aid in providing services, implement and enforce laws to the public, government etc. The question now remains how fiction versus reality courtroom is different than the other. The words “law” and “popular” culture would not have been spoken one hundred years ago by people. The vast range between the two elements are simply too broad. However, there are several interpretations as well as portrayals of law being displayed of lawyers, law, legal system and/or courtrooms. These interpretations of the entities above are being displayed through books, movies as well as television (T.V.). Through the above interpretation, a profoundly assumption is being made first without the knowledge of what actually takes place in reality courtrooms. These assumptions are being made without even serving as a juror, defendant, witness etc. of the courtroom. The mass amounts of fictional interpretation of the courtroom found on T.V., in movies and books are written by popular writers of courtroom drama. Dick Wolfe and John Grisham are two individuals who write drama of what transpire within courtrooms such as: Law and Order, The Practice, The Summons, The Firm, Boston Legal etc. Here it will be discussed the fictional portrayal of the courtroom generally based on the representation and/or
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course CRIMINAL J 116 taught by Professor Herald during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Fiction versus - Fiction versus Reality In order to distinguish fiction and reality courtroom drama a person should know the true meaning of law

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