CJA/316 Wk 3 Discussion.


CJA/316 Wk 3 Discussion.


CJA/316 Wk 3 Discussion.

CJA/316: Survey Of Criminal Justice

Wk 3 Discussion/Learning Activity – Public vs. Private Counsel.

Everyone accused of a crime is guaranteed the right to counsel. If they cannot afford to hire private counsel, they are assigned a public defender who cannot refuse representation.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:

  • Does hiring a private attorney provide an unfair advantage in the judicial process? Why or why not? Provide some specific examples.
  • If everyone accused of a crime could only be represented by public defenders, would this reduce disparity in trial representation and outcome? Explain your answer.
  • What changes to representation could create a more balanced judicial process?


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