Discussion Questions

  1. What are some of the excuses and justification defenses that defendants can use in criminal cases to eliminate their criminal liability?
  2. Why is the prosecutor often considered the most powerful of all courtroom participants?
  3. Identify some examples of prosecutorial discretion.
  4. Which do you think is the most effective method of selecting judges?
  5. What does “good judging” mean and why is courtroom civil important?