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Persuasive Writing in the Criminal Justice System

What role does persuasive writing play in the criminal justice system? How well does persuasive writing meet the criteria of effective communication within the criminal justice system?

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We see persuasive writing throughout the entire criminal justice system. Basically, 100% of our laws and regulations are based on what "did" happen. When we read the laws, we read the elements that are required for a specific crime or offense to have been violated. The laws persuade us that the elements are required for the offense. For example, one of the elements of robbery is force or fear. The law states, "there must be force or fear" in a robbery offense. In this passage, the terminology used is persuasive. There MUST be force or fear. I have persuaded you as to the elements of the crime. All criminal and civil laws are based on persuading the reader, judge, police ...

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What role does persuasive writing play in the criminal justice system? How well does persuasive writing meet the criteria of effective communication within the criminal justice system?

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