Fictional vs Reality

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| Fictional Versus Reality | | December 4, 2010 | Mr. Flip | | Artina Houston | CJS/220 | | In this paper, I am going to discuss the legal system as the courts handle it, we will take a look at fictional portrayals and an actual court case that occurred. The purpose of this is to ascertain the difference between the two if there is any. In the U. S. A. we have three systems of the government that each have their own specific role independent of each other, but still heavily reliant on the other. These systems all work together in all aspects of the legal system, with the court system heavily responsible for “Enforcement, interpretation, invalidation, and making law.” (The US Legal System, 2009) One of the major…show more content…
In the real courtroom scene, it will take some months before a criminal would exactly go in front of a judge for anything. In the real world, they would show you the photos and describe the scene with every detail. On the shows, they will try to keep everything clean so you want change the channel. Inside of a real courtroom they would try to make you find like you was there or that it was someone you know that it happened to. When it comes to reality shows like the First 48, they show you all the steps and tell you why the first two days are very important. On the other hand, when it comes down to Law and Order the first week is very important to them. After the detectives get the call, go to the scene, try to talk to people, and then identify the person it might take them about if not about the whole day. Then they will gather all their facts or what they think are facts to go and track down the right person, which might take them a long time. Before they think about going to trial or bring up any charges, their DA might tell them they can or cannot with the evidence that they have. Now the Defense Attorneys that is all these shows knows the right time to walk into the room to save their client. When in the real world, their client has to request to speak to their lawyer before things get to out of hand. On the shows the courtroom participants has a lot to do with the case or what goes on inside

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