discussion question

Courts are independent from the other branches of government, but this does not mean that they are divorced from the society they serve. Rather, societal issues impact the kinds of cases brought to court and how they are handled.

Constitutional rights of the accused is a controversial topic.  The Crime Control Model decries letting the obviously guilty go free on “technicalities”, whereas the Due Process Model emphasizes the basic rights of person accused of crimes.  

Do some online research on the George Zimmerman case and then answer the following questions:

1. In this case, what common ground do the Crime Control Model and the Due Process Model have in common? 

2. Where do the two models differ in this case?

(minimum of 250 words0 

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