The Sixth Amendment provides protection for the accused, specifically an impartial jury and the assistance of counsel.
Research your local district or state attorney’s office to see if there is any demographic information about the number of cases presented to the office and the number of cases in which the office charged someone (e.g., 1,000 cases accusing women of a crime were presented; charges were filed in 100 of those cases).
Write a 1,050- 1,250 Microsoft® Word Paper in which you:
Explain the difficulties in determining if bias occurs when the prosecutor determines whether someone will be charged. Support this with the evidence from your research.
Explore any other unique challenges that a minority defendant may face prior to a trial.
Examine whether type of counsel (private or public) has an impact on defendants who are women or a racial/ethnic minority.
Describe challenges in building a jury that is impartial to gender, race, or ethnicity.
Identify methods for ensuring jury members are unbiased.
Cite at least 2 sources to support your paper, One Must be the Course Text.