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Judicial and Prosecutors

Name some similarities and differences between judicial and prosecutorial focal concerns? Why do you think the similarities and differences exist?

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Both prosecutors and judges would be concerned with procedural aspects of trials. Both would have concerns about the speed of the trial, the ability to call expert witnesses, the backlog of cases that must be heard, and the availability of experts to testify in cases. It is also important to remember that many judges were themselves former prosecutors, which would be a major concern of defenders.

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Prosecutors are interested in proving someone broke the law, while judges are interested in making sure that the law is followed.  A prosecutor's job is to put someone in jail, and a judge's job is to make sure that a law is fair and constitutional.

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