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Crosscurrent Hunt

Read the Crosscurrents in Chapter 9 carefully, noting how they illustrate issues covered in the chapter.

  • “Prosecution or Persecution?” looks at the controversial ways in which some prosecutors pursue justice.

  • “Bounty Hunters: A Step Ahead of the Law” examines the occupation of bail enforcement agents.

Find items that exemplify, explain, or even appear to contradict topics from Chapter 9. Write short summaries of these items in the spaces provided. If possible, find one local item and one national item. Suggested topics are listed below.

Prosecutors Judges
Federal-level prosecution Judicial selection
State-level prosecution Defendants, victims, or witnesses
Defense attorneys Pretrial release decisions
Public defenders  


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