JUS 325 Module 8 Benchmark-Criminal Trial Essay – Final Draft
From instructor feedback, revise your first draft of the Criminal Trial Essay Outline and Annotated Bibliography.Write an essay of 1,250-1,500 words 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? (comp. 4.1)
- 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.