Process Essay: A Career As A District Attorney

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Originally I started off as a prosecutor in the city where I live. A prosecutor is an attorney that is elected to conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the state or the people against those who committed criminal offenses (Siegel, Schmalleger, and Worrall, 2014, p.194). After doing that for 12 years, I decided to run for district attorney and I was elected. A district attorney is on a county level, meaning its where common law felonies and misdemeanors are handled. The district attorney is the chief prosecutor charged with bringing criminal cases to trial (Siegel, Schmalleger, and Worrall, 2014, p.197). A case just made headlines in the media outlets that a terror plot is being made against the city I live in. The local police arrested two men of Arabic…show more content…
I felt their tactics to get those men to confess was outrageous. They simply made it look as if it was discrimination involved. Because they were of Arabic descent, and they had seen them drive by the city’s elementary schools and linger there on a number of occasions. In law enforcement, we cannot discriminate on anyone based on their race, religion, or sex. Yes, the men were suspicious and they had weapons and pornography in their homes, let us question them and get them on what is against the law. Let's give them the opportunity to get a lawyer, and we go to trial. According to Siegel, Schmalleger, and Worrall (2014), "criminal justice has an increasing concern with accountability. Prosecutors adopt strategies that improve conviction rates, minimize dismissals, and speed up the time to judgment to ensure that offenders are held accountable for their actions". (p. 204) The best thing to do in this case is to listen to both parties, even though the evidence is incriminating we have to protect ourselves as well to not call the wrong judgment call. I also will not treat this case lightly, because these men have some serious charges they are facing, I want to do everything in my power to ensure our city is
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