IUB CJUS-P 300 - Prosecutor Ethics Part 1 (3 pages)

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We begin the discussion of prosecutorial ethics and why they have a separate code of conduct than lawyers


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Course:
Cjus-P 300 - Topics in Criminal Justice
Edition:
1

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CJUS P300 1st Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture 1 Class Discussion 2 What laws are necessary 3 What s a violent crime 4 Property Crimes 5 Victimless Crimes 6 Violent Crimes Outline of Current Lecture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Prosecutor General Info Characteristics of a Prosecutor Characteristics of Private Defense Attorneys Characteristics of Public Defenders Legitimate prosecutorial concerns Stressed points by the professor Rules of Professional Conduct Special Rules of Professional Conduct Section for Prosecutors a Definition of advocate Current Lecture 1 Prosecutor General Info a Prosecutors are first and foremost lawyers b Prosecutors are not as well paid as private sector attorneys because they are paid by the government 2 Characteristics of a Prosecutor as described by the class a Justice b Powerful c Unafraid d Rule oriented 3 Characteristics of Private Defense Attorneys as described by the class a Expensive b Sneaky c Creative These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute 4 5 6 7 8 d Negotiators Characteristics of Public Defenders as described by the class a Inexperienced b Overworked c Underpaid Legitimate prosecutorial concerns a In the example given within class the reason that the prosecutor would consider not giving the student a plea deal is because he had a scholarship and a lot riding on this theft and still decided to do it b In the example given within class the reason that the prosecutor would not consider giving the rich kid a plea deal is because he has had everything handed to him and if I give him this misdemeanor then he ll steal a car next instead of just a pair of shoes Stressed Points by the Professor a Politics do influence prosecutors and it should not happen b You don t always get what you pay for Sometimes people actually do things because they re passionate about it and know they won t make a lot of money i This is the idea behind



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