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M03 Assignment: PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

THE ASSIGNMENT: Students will read Chapter 6, Prosecutors, and Chapter 7, Defense Attorneys, in our textbook and respond to the questions posed below.

Respond to the following questions:

  1. Explain the difference between the Solicitor General and a U.S. Attorney.
  2. Explain the difference between horizontal prosecution and vertical prosecution.
  3. Should prosecutors be subject to civil liability when they engage in misconduct? Support your opinion!
  4. Choose several U.S. Supreme Court decisions that pertain to the right to court-appointed counsel for indigent defendants and explain the significance of each.
  5. What is the test for proving a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel?
  6. Are indigent defendants at a disadvantage by being represented by court-appointed attorneys compared to privately retained attorneys? Support your opinion!

THE PURPOSE: Synthesize differences between prosecutors and defense attorneys.

THE PAPER: Here are the minimum requirements:

  • Cover page: In the following identifiers: Student’s name, Course Name, Assignment number and name, Instructor’s name, Date.
  • Header: Single-spaced, aligned to the right.
  • Body of the paper: Double-spaced.
  • Font: 12 point font, Times New Roman or Arial, black print.
  • Paper length: No minimum length, but students should respond fully and completely to all questions posed.
  • Sources: Cited both within the body of the paper and in a Works Cited page.
  • Must be uploaded into IvyLearn as an attachment.

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