Ensuring Fair Trials The accused have a right to get to trial. Speedy Trial Time between arrest and trial must be reasonable. Accused can also get out on bail during wait.
Ensuring Fair Trials Trials are Public affairs Makes sure courts are not abusive. Allows citizens to see justice at work. Trial by Jury. – You get judged by your peers. – Change of Venue Accused can ask to have a trial in a different community.
Ensuring Fair Punishment - What happens if someone is found guilty? - 8 th Amendment protects people from “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”. - What is “Cruel and Unusual”?