Fiction vs Reality

Topics: Courtroom, Court reporter, Bench Pages: 4 (735 words) Published: February 10, 2010
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Appendix C

Courtroom Participants


Review pp. 216-35 in The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System. Identify five courtroom participants listed in the text between pp. 216-35. Then, describe each courtroom participant’s role you chose. Each response must be about 30 words in length.

Then, select examples from fictional portrayals of the courtroom found in books, movies, and television, for example, The Runaway Jury, A Few Good Men, or Law and Order to make a comparison between reality and fiction. Choose two of the five courtroom participants you described and compare their fictional portrayal to their real-life role in the courtroom. Be sure to cite specific examples of how media portrayals of courtroom participants are accurate or inaccurate. Use the Court TV Web site at HYPERLINK "" to help your research. Your response must be 100 to 150 words in length

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