Courtroom Work Group Roles

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Evaluating the Roles of the Courtroom Work Group
Ebony McQueen
University of Phoenix

Introduction to Criminal Justice, 201
Christle Sheppard Southall
July 5, 2015

Running head: Group 2

Evaluating the Roles of the Courtroom Work Group

Abstract

The Courtroom Work Group plays a very important and integral part to make up such a dynamic team. Each participant role relies upon the strength of the other members. The entire team shares the responsibilities of keeping the work flow smooth without any barriers. The Courtroom Work Group performs the work collectively and each member is specialized in a particular area and shares the goal motivation which drives them to success.
Keywords: courtroom, work
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(The Decision to Prosecute. (2007). Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov.nl.ca).
The criteria for taking a case were due to fewer cases being prosecuted. Lawyers would have to specialize to a much greater degree to be able to maintain their current case load. Lawyers could also generalize their practice based on Courtroom Work Groups and Prosecutors taking specific cases. (How the Prosecutor Decides Which Cases to Charge. Retrieved from https://www.nolo.com).
The Judge is considered to be the Judge, a public officer selected to administer, uphold the laws in a courtroom and to make the final decision of cases based upon the appropriate laws. Some functions maintained and handed down by the judge are: issuing warrants, making courtroom determinations, setting and denying bails, presiding over cases and ruling over motions. The Judge is appointed to the bench by the State. The Judge presides over all of the Courts in the United States:
• The United States Supreme Court
• Twelve Circuit Courts of
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The Defense Attorneys usually represent defendants in and out of court to avoid going to trial. Defense Attorneys are also viewed as Public Defenders. The Defense Attorneys handles criminal cases such as: sex crimes, domestic violence crimes, drug crimes, theft, fraud, embezzlement and driving under the influence (dui). Hired privately and make sure the defendant rights are upheld.
The Public Defender that is appointed to represent the claimant, works for a private entity appointed by the Government. The claimant who needs legal services is unable to pay for these services. The Public Defender is screened and is appointed by the Judge.
In some cases, unknown by the court, a claimant may in rare cases represent themselves and this is called “The Pro Se Defense”. The claimant would need to be very knowledgeable of the Criminal Law. (Still, I., In Trail: How to Relate to the Courtroom Work Group. Retrieved from
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