Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Working in the Courtroom 1. The...

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Chapter 9: Working in the Courtroom 1. The Courtroom work group a. Going rate- how similar cases have been settled by a given set of judges, prosecutors, and attorneys b. Court support staff b.i. Clerk of the court- primary administrative officer of each court who manages nonjudicial functions b.i.1. Keeps the court records and provides a sufficient pool of jurors for cases that go to trial b.ii. Court reporter- court officer who records and transcribes an official verbatim record of the legal proceedings of the court b.iii. Court administrator- officer responsible for the mechanical necessities of the court, such as scheduling courtrooms, managing case flow, administering personnel, procuring furniture, and preparing budgets c. Corrections c.i. Probation officers perform two primary functions: c.i.1. Interview offenders and write presentence investigation reports in which they review the case and make sentencing recommendations for the judge c.i.2. Supervises offenders who are placed on probation to ensure that they are following the judge’s orders and are not breaking any further laws d. The Public d.i. Bail agents- an employee of a private, for-profit company that provides money for suspects to be released from jail d.i.1. Aka bondsman d.ii. Child advocate d.ii.1. Officer appointed by the court to protect the interests of the
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Chapter 9 - Chapter 9: Working in the Courtroom 1. The...

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