Below are some of the chapter’s key legal concepts that will serve as important
Below are some of the chapter’s key legal concepts that will serve as important distinctions as we continue to study the Legal Aspects of Criminal Justice and the court system. Compare and contrast each of the following topics in detail, using and citing at least two sources/references.
an adversarial v. an accusatorial system (U.S. Criminal Justice System). Which are we currently and why?
Different types of law utilize different burdens of proof. First, what does “burden of proof” mean within the context of the law?
Discuss and define each of the below burdens of proof and give an example of WHAT TYPE OF LAW IT PERTAINS TO:
beyond reasonable doubt
preponderance of the evidence
clear and convincing evidence
Why do we have different burdens of proof based on what type of law it is – basically, why don’t we just use the same one for everything? Be thorough in your critical thinking.