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Axia College Material Appendix C Courtroom Participants Directions Review pp. 216-35 in The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System . Identify five courtroom participants listed in the text between pp. 216-35. Then, describe each courtroom participant’s role you chose. Each response must be about 30 words in length. Then, select examples from fictional portrayals of the courtroom found in books, movies, and television, for example, The Runaway Jury , A Few Good Men , or Law and Order to make a comparison between reality and fiction. Choose two of the five courtroom participants you described and compare their fictional portrayal to their real-life role in the courtroom. Be sure to cite specific examples of how media portrayals of courtroom participants are accurate or inaccurate. Use the Court TV Web site at http://www.courttv.com/home_primetime/index.html to help your research. Your response must be 100 to 150 words in length. Post this assignment as an attachment. Identify the Courtroom Participant Describe the role of the courtroom participant in the courtroom process (about 30 words in length) 1. Defendant The defendant has been charged with an offense and their innocence or guilt must be determined by the trial. He or she is represented by the defense counsel during trial proceedings. 2. The Victim The victim has no formal courtroom role but is critical to the trial proceedings. They may give testimony in court against the defendant and also serve to humanize the trial process. 3. Bailiff
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course CJS220 AAS taught by Professor Nealbrumley during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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