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Criminal Courts

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Criminal Courts

Criminal courts are a process. Most assume that all the action takes place when the trial starts, but this is not true for all proceedings. Most offenders will enter a guilty plea to comply with a prosecutors “deal” offered to the offender. What is considered to be a courtroom work group?

A courtroom work group is a group of participates in a criminal trial. The participants can be divided into two categories: professionals and outsiders. The professionals are the officials that work in the courtroom for a living, which includes judges, prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, public defenders, and court reporters. The professionals are called the courtroom work group. (Schmalleger, 2009) How does this courtroom work group interact on a daily basis?

“Courts plan ahead for Pandemic. Where everything infectious was passed around, he knows how fast flu can move through a group in his…, essential functions, telework, alternate worksites, and recovery, each court tailors the templates… for its anticipation of needed information and procedures to be followed should a pandemic or other emergency require all or most judges and employees to work from home for an extended period of time… and which of our operations could continue if we had to work from home for an extended period …

The work group for example: work as a well-oiled machine or function as a beehive, everyone knows their place and job, however they have the ability to easily move into a position that needs to be filled at the last minute. (News/Third Branch/9-11-30) What changes to the courtroom work group would you recommend?

I would recommend acquiring more security for the violent offenders. In recent times the offenders have taken control of the deputy’s weapon and had a shoot out in the courtroom. This needs to be prevented. More security in the courtroom and not standing so close with a gun are a couple of choices. Another...