Read the current controversy box on page 204 of your textbook. It asks “if a conflict exists between the rights guaranteed a criminal defendant and the rights provided a victim, whose rights should take precedence?” (Hemmens, Brody, & Spohn, 2020, p. 204). Imagine yourself as a defendant and then as a victim – what are your thoughts on the precedence of these rights if they conflict?
Spohn, C., & Hemmens, C. (2019). Courts: A Text/Reader, 3rd Ed. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.