Capstone DQ-Week 9-CJS220 Sentencing

Capstone DQ-Week 9-CJS220 Sentencing - Not only is the...

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Not only is the involvement by a prosecutor in the original stages of an investigation is a good idea; it is, in fact, a reasonable part of the law. As described here, this situation ensures that the rights of the accused are protected until he or she is found guilty. For example, a recent case involved a vicious attack by brothers on a rival restaurant owner. Reports said the brothers stormed into the competing restaurant about 10 p.m. and hit the restaurant's owner over the head with an aluminum baseball bat 11 times (DLN, 2011). Although the district attorney’s office was not present at the time of the attacks, it would be crucial to have their oversight before bringing any of the attackers to justice. In the United States, there is a concept known as ‘reasonable doubt,’ that protects the rights of the accused when considering a crime. Even in the case highlighted above, we need to be conscious of any potential reasonable doubt before bringing these brothers to justice. The "reasonable doubt" rule was not originally designed to serve the purpose it is
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