Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing and evaluating the roles of the courtroom work group in APA format. Answer the following questions in your paper:
- Identify the members of the courtroom work group.
- What is the role of the prosecutor? How does a prosecutor determine which cases to pursue? What would happen if the criteria for taking a case were more or less stringent?
- What is the criminal justice funnel and what is its effect on the backlog of cases on the court system and the courtroom work group? What are some solutions to help eliminate the funnel and reduce the backlog of cases? Provide examples.