En1320 Unit 9 Final Paper

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3. Discuss the issue regarding the victims ' rights to notification regarding important proceeding, decisions, and actions related to their case.

Under the first category of Victim’s Rights, known as The Right to be Informed, the textbook states, “all states provide victims with the right to be notified about important proceedings, decisions, and actions related to their case” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn, 2013). This includes the following victims are to be informed of: time and place of court proceedings, release of a defendant from custody, dismissal of charges, negotiating plea agreements, sentence imposed, and the defendant’s final release from confinement. However, issues can occur with notification from prosecutors to the victim.

1. Briefly discuss the four general methods of selecting state judges (appointment, partisan election, nonpartisan elections, and merit selection) and choose one in which you feel will result in the best judicial candidate, and why.

When selecting a state judge the methods used are diverse compared to selecting a federal court judge since there are four general methods used, this …show more content…

For partisan judicial elections, candidates are selected by and affiliated with a political party whereas nonpartisan judicial elections “require candidates to campaign unaffiliated with any political party, and they appear on the ballot without a party designation” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn, 2013). Partisan elections allowed for judges to be responsive to the same forces as those given to other elected officials; therefore, the concern of this feature caused for a shift leading away from partisan elections to nonpartisan. This is because these elections “reduced the influence party politics have on judicial elections, they also remove party identification as a basis for voters to cast their ballots” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn,

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