CJA 204 Week 3 Individual Assignment Courtroom Workgroup Presentation
Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:
Ch. 8 > Learning Modules
The Trial Judge
The Grand Jury
The Prosecution and Defense
Types of Witnesses
Ch. 8 > Myths & Issues Videos
Myth v. Reality: The Courtroom is a Level Playing Field
Issue 1: Assembly Line Justice: The Affect of the Backlog of Cases on the Courts
Ch. 1 > Simulation
The Criminal Justice Funnel
Create a PowerPoint presentation comparing and contrasting the roles of the courtroom work group within the United States to the courtroom group in another country. Include the following questions in your presentation:
What is a courtroom work group? How does this courtroom work group interact on a daily basis? What changes to the courtroom work group would you recommend?
What is the role of the prosecutor? How does a prosecutor determine which cases to pursue? What would happen if the criteria for taking a case were more or less stringent?
What are the effects of the criminal justice funnel and the backlog of cases on the court system and the courtroom work group? What are some solutions to help eliminate the funnel and reduce the backlog of cases? Provide examples.
Include information learned from the CJi Interactive activities in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.