Guilty or Innocent? In the U.S. court system, a defendant is assumed innocent until proven guilty. Suppose that you regard a court trial as a hypothesis test with null and alternative hypotheses H0: Defendant is innocentHa: Defendant is guilty. a. Explain the meaning of a Type I error.b. Explain the meaning of a Type II error.c. If you were the defendant, would you want a to be large or small? Explain your answer.If you were the prosecuting attorney, would you want ß to be large or small? Explain your answer.e. What are the consequences to the court system if you make a = 0? ß = 0?

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Guilty or Innocent? In the U.S. court system, a defendant is assumed innocent until proven guilty. Suppose that you regard a court trial as a hypothesis test with null and alternative hypotheses

H0: Defendant is innocent
Ha: Defendant is guilty.

a. Explain the meaning of a Type I error.
b. Explain the meaning of a Type II error.
c. If you were the defendant, would you want a to be large or small? Explain your answer.
If you were the prosecuting attorney, would you want ß to be large or small? Explain your answer.
e. What are the consequences to the court system if you make a = 0? ß = 0?

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