Complete the Unit 6 Assignment: Who Killed Peggy Hettrick?
The ability to think critically is a key skill for success in the criminal justice field. It means not taking what you heard or read at face value, but using your critical thinking faculties to weigh up the evidence, and consider the implications and conclusions of the situation.
Resource: Chapter 9 of your text.
Read the following:
Susan, S. (n.d). December 24, 2011, CBS. 48 Hours (CBS News), Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com.lib.kaplan.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nfh&AN=32U2687375282CB6&site=eds-live
Review the details of the Peggy Hettrick Case.
For this week’s Assignment, you will be working with a learning team to create a PowerPoint presentation describing in detail the roles of the judge, the prosecutor, and the defense counsel in the case of Peggy Hettrick.
The Assignment requires your team to choose what role they would be interested in preparing a presentation on, the judge, the prosecutor or the defense counsel.
Create a 10–12 slide PowerPoint presentation incorporating the following elements:
•The judge is an elected or appointed public official who presides over a court of law and who is authorized to hear, sometimes to decide cases, and to conduct trials. •Identify the judge’s actions in the courtroom and how they apply to the case (minimum 3 slides).
•The prosecutor is the decision-making power of prosecutors is based upon the wide range of choices available to them, in the handling of criminal defendants, the scheduling of cases for trial, and the acceptance of negotiated pleas. •Identify the prosecutor’s actions in the courtroom and how they apply to the case (minimum 3 slides).
•The defense counsel is a licensed trial lawyer hired or appointed to conduct the legal defense of a person accused of a crime and to represent him or her before a court of law. •Identify the defense counsels actions in the courtroom and how they apply to the case (minimum 3 slides).