The Criminal Justice System

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The criminal justice system has for long been faced by a lot of caseloads, an issue which has been heaping a lot of pressure on the stakeholders. The cause of increased workload is lack of adequate resources to deal with the caseload. Some people have argued that the only way to deal with the overloads is to provide more money to the criminal justice systems so that everyone involved will be able to do the required tasks and in so doing reduce the number of cases while scholars think that the only way to reduce the caseloads is by having adequate resources and procedures otherwise the stakeholders will always be overworked. In actual sense, many of the cases are not handled through trials and only a small percentage of criminals get a…show more content…
It explains the expected behavioral changes during decision making although it doesn’t explain the reason for the behavioral changes (Gilboa, 2012). Scholars have used this theory in a bid to explain criminal behavior and some of the conclusions which have been drawn from the studies implicate that the reason as to why criminals partake in crime is influenced by several factors basically individual factors and even contextual factors. On further trying to understand criminal’ behavior, criminologists found out that the major motivation to commit a particular crime is the reward such that the criminals might not think of the severe punishment ahead.
There are three types of plea bargaining, plea bargaining charge is whereby the prosecutor charges the criminal with a certain crime, e.g robbery with violence, but the criminal pleads guilty to having trespassed. By dismissing the robbery with violent crime, the criminal is then charged for trespass. Count bargaining is whereby a criminal pleads guilty to committing more than one crimes and the prosecutor only charges for one and the other crimes are dropped. The sentence refers to a prison term that one is supposed to serve as a punishment for the crime. Sentence bargaining is whereby the prosecutor pleads with the criminal and doesn’t give a sentence (Herman, 2012). The prosecutor is responsible for coming up with the charge for a criminal and presenting it to a judge who then decides.
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