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Plea Bargaining Argumentative Analysis

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Posed with the question as to whether or not I believe plea bargaining serves a purpose in the American Criminal Justice system, I answer affirmatively. Plea bargaining results in the disposition of “…approximately 95% of all criminal cases…” (Bohm & Haley, 2014, p. 11) in an overloaded criminal justice system where cases oftentimes take years to resolve. Additionally, I believe plea bargaining should continue to be allowed, as it is a valuable tool that can be used to expedite cases through the criminal justice system (Bohm & Haley, 2014). Griffiths (2008) argues the possibility of the defendant receiving a reduced charge and/or a lighter sentence, less publicity and embarrassment for the defendant and his/her family, and less financial resources
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