Should the law allow victims of any crimes hired a private prosecutor?
Just like anybody can be victims. One problem with American Justice system is prosecutors is public office which from voters. So the judge too. But for defense it either public or private. Just wondering why not allowing victims to hired a private prosecutors to prosecute the suspects if victims aren't happy with how regular public prosecutors handle the cases. One thing about private prosecutor that hired by victims is the prosecutors can have more time and do better job prosecute the criminal guy and also better chance to prove him guilty in court of law. One problem with regular public office prosecutors is they have too many cases and sometimes don't have time they need to take every cases to trials.
Asked By: Ben Dean - 12/9/2011
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Gotta think about the terms. A "crime" involves an act that violates a law. Let's say the act is "murder." That act is a crime because a political entity has made that act a crime. For this purpose, a political entity is generally a nation or subdivision of that nation. It's not a violation of Canadian law to commit... More
Answered By: going_for_baroque - 12/9/2011
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private citizens do not prosecute people the state does. and what is to stop me from paying a private prosecutor from prosecuting you for something you didn't do?
Answered By: Ding fries are done. - 12/9/2011
Privately funded prosecutors constituted a significant element of the state criminal justice system throughout the nineteenth century. The use of a private prosecutor was incorporated into the common law of Virginia and is still permitted there. Private prosecutors were also used in North Carolina as late as 1975.
Answered By: tonalc2 - 12/9/2011
Good point. The "justice" "system" in the US is dysfunctional on both the criminal & civil sides, and w/ law enforcement.
Answered By: Top Source - 12/9/2011
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