Due Process and the Law Analytical Essay

This paper looks at the concept of due process and discusses citizens' rights within this element of the law.
# 146177 | 1,118 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 20, 2010 in Sociology (Theory) , Law (Criminal) , Law (Constitution) , Political Science (General)

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In this article, the writer discusses that the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees each citizen due process of the law, regardless of presumed guilt. The writer first describes the concept of due process. The writer then defines the adversarial system and identifies the rights of the accused. Further, the writer describes the process after a crime has been committed through post-arrest procedures. The writer concludes that it is imperative for the Constitution of the United States to be upheld and that denying an individual of their due process in any stage of an investigation, trial, or appeal, may set a guilty man free or lock up the innocent.

Rights of the Accused
The Process of Due Process

From the Paper:

"Every individual being accused of any violation of the law has certain rights that must be respected. If these rights are not respected, the investigation and prosecution may be jeopardized. If an officer of the law obtains certain evidence without a search warrant, that evidence is not admissible in court. If a person gives a confession without being advised of their rights, that confession means nothing. Throughout the U.S.'s history, its constitutions, statutes and case law have provided standards for fair treatment of citizens by federal, state and local governments. These standards are known as due process. When a person is treated unfairly by the government, including the courts, he is said to have been deprived of or denied due process."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hornberg,J. (2005). The bill of rights: the rights of the accused. retrieved from http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd0502a.asp
  • Dye, F. (2010). What is the adversarial system? Retrieved from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-adversarial-system.htm

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