THE DYNAMICS OF COURTHOUSE JUSTICE
1. Read Chapter 120 - 145.
i. Answer question 4 in Critical Thinking Questions on page 145. Answer may vary. Sample answer provided below.
“In Barker v. Wingo, the Court stressed the legitimate reasons for the 16 trial continuances. But is there a danger that prosecutors might illegitimately seek continuances?”
Answer: No, I don’t believe there is a danger that prosecutors may illegitimately seek continuances, because yes there is always a grave chance that both the prosecutors and defense attorneys will try to exploit or override the system to their party’s advantage. With this in mind it is required that anyone seeking a …show more content…
It is believed by many that the reason there is gender bias in the courtroom may very well be the same reason there is gender bias in the American military. Though many argue that women should have the same opportunities in the military, many believe that society could not handle the harsh reality of what that really means. Society does not want women on the front lines for some of the same reasons the community is not as harsh on females who are convicted of crimes. Some believe that women are not mentally or physically strong enough to handle certain situations and it is natural instinct to want to protect and keep them out of harm’s way. Have you seen or experienced biased behavior by lawyers, judges, or other court personnel?
Answer: No, I have never experienced biased behavior by lawyers, judges, or other personnel.
If you are troubled by using individual reports to make the case for gender bias, what alternative methods would you use to study the problem?”
Answer: If I was troubled by using individual reports to make the case for gender bias, I would just address bias period, whether it be race, sex, color etc. If it had to be explained in my topic that it were gender bias than I would personal examples to avoid exploding others. This is the method I would take to prevent the hurt while also