The ability to think critically is a key skill for success in the criminal justice field. It means not taking what you heard or read at face value, but using your critical thinking faculties to weigh up the evidence, and consider the implications and conclusions of the situation.

Compile the facts and witness information for this case.

Decide which witnesses could support the prosecution’s case and which witnesses would support the defense’s case.

Write a 350-700 word essay describing the trial process. Include the following in your essay:

A description of the trial process

Examples of opening and closing statements

The types of questions asked on direct examination

Highlight important points for cross-examination.