Roles in the Court Room
Rolesin the Court Room
Rolesin the Court Room
Citizens make amajor contribution in the court processes. The citizens can be eitherindividual, business, associations or industries. The residentsparticipate in the court process by preventing a crime from takingplace, and they take part in the justice process (Birkland, 2014).The paper discusses the roles played by citizens in the courtroom.
Citizens ensureenough security amongst themselves exists. They make sure that nobodygets involved in criminal practices. They also feel obligated to stopany crime from taking place and by so doing they help in maintainingjustice.Citizens also take part in ensuring justice byparticipating in the judicial process. They are involved in the courtproceedings by reporting the crime to the police officers. Thecitizens can be a responsible participant in the court process asthey can be used as witnesses of a crime or a juror in a criminalproceeding (Birkland, 2014). They can also choose to agree on theoutlook for the systems as just, fair and reasonable.
Citizens canbe used to provide reliable evidence to the occurrence of a crime.For any case to be justified, there is a need for a witness who willhelp the judge in obtaining facts about the offense. Therefore, thewitnesses come from the citizens. The citizens are also responsiblein the process of making the policies that govern criminal justice.They will be required to give their views and be sure that the setobjectives are up to their requirements. During the court hearingprocess, the citizens are directly involved as a witness. In anycourt proceeding, there must be a witness. The judge cannot fullyrely on the information from either the prosecutor or the defendant. A third party gives reliable and unbiased information about thecrime. He or she will greatly help in ensuring that the judge gotmaterial information concerning the offense. The judge will be in abetter position to make a fair and just judgment. On the other hand,the citizens do participate in the court process to make sure thatthe judges are working towards meeting the core objectives set by thepeople. They oversee to make sure that the judge is not biased. Bothroles played by the citizens are up to ensure that justice isobtained and they are fully protected against injustice. In additionto that, the two roles are serving as a rating factor for theproceeding for the court. In conclusion, the citizens play asignificant role in making sure that the court is just andmaintaining the criminal offense to the least possible levels. Thecitizens feel obligated to in making sure that every person isjustified by the court, as they want the court to meet the citizen’sexpectations.
In a judicialprocess, the criminal justice personnel is divided into two broadcategories. They can be either part time or full time.The time astaff member is expected to be present during the court process, andthe percentage of his or her contribution towards the final decisionis a major determinant (Zorza & Udell, 2013). For criminaljustice personnel to be categorized as part-time, the duties thatthey execute are not continual in the court process and s they willbe called upon when the need arises.
The personnel canbe working elsewhere, but they avail themselves to the court when theneed arises. For instance, an advocate is not required to be on thetribunal all the day as the court proceedings are taking place. Theywill be called if they are needed to make an impact on the courtprocess. Therefore, an advocate is an example of part-time criminaljustice personnel. For full-time criminal justice personnel, theperson’s presence and contribution to the court process areessential in making the final ruling. For the full-time staff, theyare required to follow the proceedings from the start up to the lasttime minute. Such people play a significant role in the courtprocess, as they have an obligation to make major contributions inmaking the final decision that concerns the crime. For instance, thejudge in court proceedings is essential personnel. He is entitled tobe on the court during the whole process so that he or she can gatherthe necessary information in making the final judgment. The role of ajudge in the court is so demanding, and he or she is expected to beon the court all the time as compared to other staffs in the court.
One of thefunctions of a judge is to enforce court procedures. The judges areentitled to ensure that the tribunal proceedings are followed to thelatter (Zorza & Udell, 2013). The process is vital when it comesto the legal systems. The procedure is made to ensure that everybodythat seeks assistance from the court is justified through a fairtrial. The judges can make a response after a lawyer has made acomplaint. The attempt of the judge making a response is to ensurethat the procedures are followed. The judges are also required tohave the hearings so that they can make a fair ruling withoutfavoring one party. Some decisions are made during the courtsessions, and this calls for the full-time presence of the jobs. Therole discussed is a full time as the personnel is entirely neededduring the court process and they are involved in making the finaldecision.
A part-time rolein the court process can be that of the police arrests to theoffenders. The police will only be required during the pre-trialprocess to give the information on when, where and why the criminalas arrested (Zorza & Udell, 2013). After that, they are no longerneeded in the court process. The nature of their role, giving theinitial information makes their role to be part time in the criminaljustice. In conclusion, the criminal justice personnel is classifiedas part time or full time depending on the time, one`s contributiontowards making final decision and nature of their roles.
Birkland, T. A. (2014). An introduction to the policy process:Theories, concepts, and models of public policy making.Routledge.
Zorza, R., & Udell, D. (2013). New Roles for Non-Lawyers toIncrease Access to Justice. Fordham Urb. LJ, 41,1259.
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