Criminal justice | American history homework help

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Following are web links to two YouTube videos. Each video describes one stage of two different criminal court cases. After carefully watching each video, read and respond all questions in this assignment.

You are expected to draft short, yet precise answers to each question. Your answers will be graded according to their accuracy, their objectivity, the quality of your writing, and the overall quality of your assignment. Make sure to use all class material to answer your questions, but also do your own research.

Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSu-H24Qa34

Question 1.1. Which stages of a criminal court case are described in this video?

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Question 1.2. What does it mean to have “the power of contempt”?

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Question 1.3. Who is the defendant?

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Question 1.4. Which crime was she charged of having committed?

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Question 1.5. Did she plead guilty or not guilty of that charge?

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Question 1.6. What was the verdict?

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Question 1.7. What does it mean to “poll the jury?” What is the purpose of that procedure?

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Question 1.8. How long was the trial? Is it typical that trials are this long? Why was this trial this long?

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Question 1.9. Why was there a testimony?

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Question 1.10. What was her sentence?

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Question 1.11. Can she appeal? What happens if her appeal is granted?

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Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mKjlNJp-CM

Question 2.1. Which stage of a criminal court case is described in this video?

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Question 2.2. What is the crime the defendant is being accused of having committed?

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Question 2.3. Is there a victim to this crime? Is the victim present?

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Question 2.4. Was the defendant already under any type of legal supervision? 

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Question 2.5. Why was the judge asking about the defendant’s income and assets?

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Question 2.6. At 1 min and 24 seconds someone mentions that he would “accept appointment at this time.” What is the job of that person? What does he want to be appointed to? 

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Question 2.7. Why does the judge refuse to appoint him?

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Question 2.8. What was the original bail set by the judge?

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