Essay about The Doctrine Of Incorporation Of The Fourteenth Amendment

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Courts in Criminal Justice This paper will explain the doctrine of incorporation states that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment applies to the protections of the Bill of Rights to the states. Explaining that incorporation can be selective, and includes those rights deemed as fundamental, such as those protected by the First Amendment.
Rights & Protections for the Accused The United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights assures important protections for individuals accused of crimes in the United States. Therefore, when an individual is charged with a crime, they are guaranteed a variety of rights that are aimed to insure that all legal proceedings are followed fairly.
Writ of Habeas Corpus
Under, Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution guarantees the privilege of the writ of haveas corpus is used to keep individuals from being unlawfully imprisoned. In other words, the Latin meaning of writ of haveas corpus have two important factors. First, a writ is to act or not act in any way. Therefore, this writ is an order by the judge in the case they got arrested and detained. Second, the judge makes a decision on whether the reason for arrest is valid, assuming there is a valid reason, he decides whether there is sufficient evidence to support an arrest.
Trial by Jury
Under Article III of the Constitution and the Sixth Amendment guarantees individual the right to a jury trial. To put it in another way, an individual accused of a crime having the…

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