Term Court Watching
Code FP-2150
Definition Programs that send individuals to observe trial proceedings in cases where the decision will have far-reaching ramifications or when the judge has wide discretion regarding sentencing and there is a concern that his or her decision will be unacceptably lenient or harsh. The objectives of court watching are to demonstrate public interest in the case, influence the decision by threat of exposure and publicize the outcomes, if negative.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 2/4/04
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See Also References Court Watching Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1850.1500)
Crime Victim Accompaniment Services (FN-1900.0500)
Judicial Advocacy (FP-0500.3900)
External Classification Terms Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NPC I05)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
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