Week 4 Prosecution vs. Defense Paper

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1 Prosecution Versus Defense Paper Prosecution Versus Defense Paper Oscar Bishop October 28, 2013 CJS/220 Professor Elizabeth Herbert Although defense attorneys and prosecutor work for opposite sides of a court case, they do have a lot in common. The prosecuting attorney is a representative of the
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2 Prosecution Versus Defense Paper government, usually the state, for criminal court activities and in a civil case the prosecutor represents the plaintiff or complainant (Brinkmeier, n.d.). It is the duty of the prosecutor to generally represent everyday civilians and society as a whole and specifically the victim in their pursuit of justice while putting the case together. Prosecutors have the responsibility of getting all of the evidence together in order to prove that the defendant is the perpetrator of the crime. It is important to note that although the prosecutor brings all the evidence together, he or she is not usually involved in the actual investigation and determining who should be charged with the crime (Willems, 2012).
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