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CRM 2300Criminal Trial as Social Ritual 1409121 Procedure Liberal Due Processembedded with liberal assumptions about the role of the criminal law in negotiating the democratic between the citizen and the stateeverything is structured around due process rights procedural rules1 accused is presumed to be innocentgive people room to make their own choices and we wait to deal with the consequences2arraignment accused must be read the charge has the right to know the case that is against you3 pleaguilty or not guilty presume innocent but is up to the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you did it the burden of proof onus rest on the crown4 crowns opening statementexamination in chief of crown witnessesacross examination of crown witnesses b reexamination of the crown witnesses by crown if necessary resolve disputes through talkthe criminal trial is a discursive process 5directed verdictdefense counsel
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