Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

10.1 Describe the judicial process in the United States

10.2 Explain the pretrial process that occurs prior to the actual trial

10.3 Describe bail and different methods of granting bail

10.4 Outline the key stages in a trial

10.5 Explain how juries are chosen and the jury’s role in a trial

10.6 Describe the factors considered in sentencing

10.7 Outline the purpose and process of appeals

10.8 Compare and contrast the process for juvenile courts and adult courts

10.9 Identify the rights of defendants throughout the judicial process