1. The central issues in Courts and Pretrial Processes revolve around the experience of one defendant in the American court system. Explain your choices in this scenario by addressing the following: Consider the fact that local judges are often pressured by politicians and community leaders to behave a certain way in the courtroom. Explain three ways that this can negatively or positively affect the outcome of cases by those judges.
2. After reading about what defendants awaiting trial experience in America’s jail system, outline and explain two alternatives to pretrial detention.