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Courtroom Procedure

Decision by Judge or Jury- Defence generally decides whether a case will be tried to a judge or a jury. In some regions both prosecution/ defence have right to demand a jury trial. Jury selection- If trial is held before a jury: defence/ prosecution select the jury through a question and answer process: “voir dire.”…

Punishments for Murderers

Murder Canada: First degree murder – mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 25 years (but someone guilty of a single murder could be have his non-parole period reduced to no less than 15 years (see Faint hope clause). Second degree murder – mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 10-25…