POLS2020 CRIMINAL LAW AND EVIDENCE
POLS2020 CRIMINAL LAW AND EVIDENCE POLS 2020
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Janelle Darby on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POLS 2020 at Robert Morris University taught by G.W. Jones in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Criminal Law And Evidence in Political Science at Robert Morris University.
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Date Created: 09/05/16
U.S. Court system Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:03 AM Criminal law V. Criminal Procedure Criminal law Substance Person guilty beyond a reasonable doubt The elements of a crime Criminal procedure(crim pro) focuses on process Police must carry out a search warrant Defendant provided with lawyer Have an op to confront their accusers Influences how the criminal law is enforced Bal Sec & Rights Security Fight crime Want law enforcement to be able to do their job Individual Rights Don’t want law enforcement entering your home to search based on a hunch or because the officer dislikes you Objective Crim Pro Accuracy Efficient Respect Fairness Participation Procedural safeguards Adversarial Justice Variety of Actors Citizens Police/ correction officers Judges Attorneys District Public Private Parole/ probation 50,000+ agencies of federal and local gov't Affects millions of ppl on daily basis The judicial process Key factor: discretion Every actor has a way they can determine how to deal with the situation Limits on discretion The constitution Laws& legal Precedents Judicial procedures& rules Sources of Crim Law& Crim Pro US constit Statutes PA Crim Code Precedent Court decisions Stare decisis- let the decision stand Common law Court rules Agency Regulations Model codes
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