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Learning Objectives

  1. Define and discuss “going rate.”

  2. Give examples of three court support staff.

  3. Describe the two primary court functions that probation officers perform.

  4. Explain why the prosecutor is so powerful.

  5. List and briefly explain Neubauer’s five categories of activities that divide the prosecutor’s energies.

  6. Summarize the defense attorney’s role.

  7. Outline Sudnow’s concept of “normal crimes.”

  8. List some services that victim–witness programs provide.

  9. Identify some bail-bond alternatives to keeping a suspect in jail.

  10. Contrast the two values of pretrial release, presumption of innocence and preventive detention.

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