Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of prosecutors and defense attorneys.
  • Summarize the similarities and differences in the responsibilities of federal and state-level prosecutors.
  • Identify the types of cases handled by the attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Describe the roles of the prosecuting and defense attorneys.
  • Summarize the ethical issues and concerns related to prosecution.
  • Identify the procedures undertaken before tiral.