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As a court clerk, understanding criminal case processes and procedures will enable you
to support the judge, lawyers, plaintiffs, and defendants in a courtroom.
Some tasks may include precise record-keeping, writing, and reviewing court documents for various
stages of a criminal case. A clear understanding of criminal case processes will be
Research and review a criminal case that uses one of the common defense
justifications you learned in your chapter readings this week.
Provide a link to a summary or news report of the case.
Give a brief overview of the
case. Include the defense’s argument and the case ruling.
Consider the following questions as you conduct your research:
• What evidence did the defense attorney provide in an effort to prove the argument?
• What evidence did the prosecutor provide in an effort to dispute or disprove the defense’s argument?
• Do you agree with the case ruling? Why or why
Link below to book, chapter readings Chapter 1-4