Criminal Defenses Term Paper

Criminal Defenses
A brief look at the different types of criminal defenses used in the court system.
# 147733 | 1,057 words | 1 source | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 21, 2011 in Law (Criminal) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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This paper discusses how, when an attorney is defending a client, he or she has to determine the best defense strategy based on the specific situation of the case. The writer briefly looks at how different defense types include affirmative criminal defense, insanity defense, coercion and duress, abandonment and withdrawal, as well as others.

From the Paper:

"Affirmative criminal defense is a legal approach that consists of tactic and theory. In a case the defendant's attorney will attempt to prove the prosecution's evidence as incorrect or false. However, in affirmative defense the attorney will accept parts of the evidence as true. These cases offer counter evidence that proves the client's innocence (, 2011). A good example of using affirmative defense is first-degree murder. In order to be charged with first-degree murder, the crime has to be premeditated. The counter evidence in this type of case can be an alibi witness (, 2011). If this witness can testify that the defendant was not at the crime scene and knew the exact whereabouts of him or her while the crime was committed, this could disprove the case. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • (2011) Types of Criminal Defenses. Retrieved June 2, 2011 from

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