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    For the last 250 years, U.S. citizens have been given a controversial option of a jury or bench trial. Not everyone agrees with the bench trials. Although jury trials sound like a good idea, it is actually true that bench trials are better because it guarantees the right verdict almost all the time. Jury trials choose ordinary citizens off the street. For example, with the society today, people cannot stay off their phone, which makes them vulnerable to hearing or gathering false details about the trial. In addition, a typical person generally has a lot of sympathy for other individuals. If they feel sorrowful for the defendant they are likely to give them the benefit of the doubt. In a bench trial, a professional judge with years of experience has no sympathy for an ordinary citizen no matter the circumstances. The jurors are human and haven’t trained as near as much as a trained judge. If a person chooses the jury trial…

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    Miscovich’s appearance at the bench trial was neither his first nor his last attempt to establish his claim to the emeralds, but it did represent his fullest public account of their discovery. To hear him tell it, the story started as every treasure hunt should: in a bar, with a beer, over a map and a piece of coral-encrusted clay. In January 2010, Miscovich said, a handyman who had done work for him in Pennsylvania, a guy named Mike Cunningham, had arranged a meeting at the Bull & Whistle, a…

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    It is necessary for physical and circumstantial evidence to ensure the most accurate outcome of a trial. In some cases, the evidence is not as exact or direct. It appeared to me in the readings the authors were trying to show were all evidence must be exact or not be included in the trial. If this is the case, we would not need a court system. In the readings it appeared to me the authors were trying to say the evidence should meet a definitive threshold before being entered into court (Saks…

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    As a criminal justice, major, I have taken on an American Criminal Courts Class. That is helping me to go more in-depth about the subject. With taking this class, I had the opportunity of going into an actual courthouse to do this assignment. I chose to go to the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah, Georgia when I went home for Thanksgiving. On my adventure, there I learned a lot of new things. For example, the way they actors and actresses portray how it 's done is different than the way the…

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    The door is always closed during trials or cases and at times the event may hold minimal people which helps give the perception that there is some privacy which usually helps the flow of conversations. However, there is also a lack of privacy that takes place. This is because all events in the court room are documented, word-for-word, and put into the records where others can look them up. The place also takes away privacy in the sense that any citizen can attend any court case and listen in.…

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    Court Observation Report

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    You can see many elements that are common to a courtroom such as, tables and benches made out of wood and are evenly situated among the room. The audience members are more than welcome to sit in the benches in the back facing the judge. There are also two tables and seating for both the defendant and the plaintiff which happens to be angled towards the focus of the judge’s bench. Another comparison that the series showed was the conducting of cross-examination. The judges ask questions to one…

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    knowledge in the court system and how it works. I had previously observed in a courtroom for my Civics and Economics class in high school, but it was very basic. I went to the courthouse afterhours and completed a mock trial with other peers. Even though it was basic, I still had a lot of fun pretending I was on a jury and seeing the simple set up of a trial. Several years later, I was excited to see the courtroom live in action. Honestly, I did procrastinate going uptown to visit the courts.…

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    phone call asking me to play for them, due to one of there players had broken their leg. The game was against the second best team in the competition, Central Districts, us being first (Undefeated) I knew how privileged I was to play for the team however, if we were to lose the game it would make us undefeated and not be able to make the grand final. Making me really pressured to perform. I had one day to practice before the game, I got changed and ran outside. I spent nearly the whole day…

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    Lee, the after school program personnel, for horse playing around the lunch benches and if she keeps that up she would end up getting badly hurt, yet she never listens to her. On that day, Meta and her sister were again running around and jumping on the benches at the lunch area playing the game of Tag where she was it and running after her sister. Meta sighed loudly and was shaking her head when look back at her foolishness for being so into the game of Tag that she missed her loud big green…

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    Adjudicatory Hearing

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    Adjudicatory hearing – This is the actual trial that occurs in a juvenile case. The judge in this hearing will determine whether the facts in the petition (which will be defined separately) are actually true. This decision is made after the judge hears all of the information, along with any testimony. The entire process in an adjudicatory hearing is similar to some of the structure in that of an adult trial, but the hearing is a bit more controlled and without a large amount of the “adversarial…

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