Why People Commit Crimes And Explain How Judiciary Professionals Use Criminal Theory

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When we were little children, an adult would ask you what you want to be when you grow up. Most children want to be dancers, singers, doctors, lawyers, etc. I always wanted to be a lawyer and advance to being a judge. Now that I am older, the judicial system is where I need to be, just not a prosecutor or judge. I have changed my mind about being a prosecutor and judge because it is too political. I would be fair. However, I would not make a very good political candidate. Even though each professional holds a specific job that they must perform, there are issues that must be resolved. Professionals in the judiciary branch of the government, including prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges, they must execute justice by upholding…show more content…
Because judiciary professionals face three main issues on a regular basis, the judge is responsible for coming up with a decision. The prosecutor is responsible for having enough evidence to pursue a trial. “The prosecutor is the representative of the state and wields tremendous power” (Wright, 2012). The defense attorney is responsible for proving beyond a shadow and a doubt that the client is innocent. “The job of the defense attorney is, by any standard, difficult. It is difficult for a variety of reasons. First, defendants often talk to the police without an attorney present. When they do this, they themselves in crimes and to provide police with evidence that can later be used against them. Second, defense attorneys often handle so many cases that it is simply impossible for them to understand the details of each case. To manage the large number of criminal cases they are responsible for, defense attorneys often have little choice but to spend only a few minutes with each defendant and to base their legal recommendations on the information they receive from their clients and the prosecutor’s office. Third, most of the defendants in the criminal justice system are from the lower socioeconomic classes. These defendants sometimes do not fully understand their legal rights, nor do they have resources to hire expert witnesses or to investigate the evidence obtained by the
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