JUS 325 Module 5 Criminal Trial Essay – First Draft, Outline and Bibliography
Construct an outline of 400-500 words for an essay in which you describe the procedural steps in a criminal trial. Address the following:
- How does one determine whether or not they have standing to appear in criminal court? Once standing ….how does the court administer pre-trial management procedures such as notice, right to counsel, and whether to terminate the proceedings? Why are these procedures required for the administration of Justice?
- Explain what happens during each step of a trial including the purpose each step serves. These steps should include, at a minimum, the following: opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, jury instructions, jury deliberations, rendering a verdict, and sentencing.
- Analyze and discuss what possible appellate procedures are in place for a criminal defendant. Explain when an appeal may be a viable option, and when it may not.