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    Plea Bargaining University of Phoenix CJA/373 – Criminal Court Systems Mario D’Adamo Week Four - Individual Assignment July 14, 2010 Plea Bargaining Introduction Much of the criticism leveled at the legal system in general and the criminal justice system in particular is well-deserved, but one feature of the criminal justice system poorly understood and thus unfairly judged by both the public and the media, is the process of plea bargaining. Because criminal defendants have no incentive

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    ended in guilty pleas” during the end of the 19th century (Erlanger, H. S., 2005). As of now the percentage has dramatically increased and placed many innocent victims into pleading guilty for a crime they never committed. To scholars such as Mike McConville and Chester Mirsky, plea bargaining has been viewed as a “legitimizing” institution. The court room has approved and encourages defendants to continue pleading guilty. Changing the meaning and the actual purpose of plea bargaining the method of

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    Canadian courts, plea bargaining can be found to be a major aspect of the system, in addition, to perhaps even being a vital aspect of the courts. Nevertheless, the mere existence of plea bargaining has been long debated in criminal law across the world, thus, the objective of this essay will be to depict whether plea bargaining should be continued to be allowed to exist, or if plea bargaining should be abolished entirely. To accomplish the task at hand; I shall firstly, define plea bargaining and the types

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    The plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal, copping a plea, or plea in mitigation) is any agreement in a criminal case between the prosecutor and defendant whereby the defendant agrees to plead guilty to a particular charge in return for some concession from the prosecutor. This may mean that the defendant will plead guilty to a less serious charge, or to one of the several charges, in return for the dismissal of other charges; or it may mean that the defendant will plead guilty to the original

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    The art of plea bargaining is a tactic of the judicial system that keeps money and resources in mind when making these decisions. Plea deals help everyone involved. I think that the practice of plea bargaining should continue in this country for a variety of reasons. “The plea bargain, in which the defense attorney and the prosecutor reach an agreement: The defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduction of charges or a lighter sentence. As a result of this exchange, the prosecutor

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    The plea bargaining process is a crucial tool used in today’s courts system so that the court can flow efficiently without become congested with court cases. However, although plea bargains help the court, they have been known to generate problems for the defendants in the court. A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in exchange for their guilty plea with a more lenient sentence than what they could possibly receive in court. Pleas become a problem with defendants

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    I did not watch the film, Criminal Justice: Nothing Cuts Deeper, but I thought you both brought up interesting points about plea bargaining in your analyses. I did not realize that plea bargains were as common as they are until Crystal pointed out that in 1989, less than 2% took their cases to trial. That is a shockingly low number! Abraham also pointed out that this means that defendants are waiving important rights, “protected by the Fifth and Sixth Amendments: the right to a jury trial, the right

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    around the U.S. have plea bargaining as a form of negotiation between the "defendant, prosecutor, and defense counsel on behalf of the interests involved" (Schmalleger 2016). It has quickened the judicial system by having cases no longer lead to trial and helps the prosecutor and the defendant agree to a guilty plea if the prosecutor is unsure of a win. Plea bargaining helps the courts run smoothly when they have a large amount of work. Considering the type of defendant, plea bargaining often times comes

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    The legal definition of plea bargaining is the process where a criminal defendant and prosecutor reach a mutually satisfactory disposition of a criminal case, subject to court approval. Plea bargaining is a problem. The criminal law typically authorizes draconian penalties; the three strikes laws. Also, the judge has the power to present defendants with unconscionable pressures. The judge offers to drop a three-strikes charge if the defendant pleads guilty. The defendant must now choose between

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    Some advantages and disadvantages of plea-bargaining: As the name implies, a plea bargain oftentimes allows a defendant to plea to a reduced charge, or have the District Attorney agree to request a lesser sentence from the court. The advantage of this to the defendant is that it removes the risk of receiving a higher sentence. The disadvantage is that it also eliminates the possibility of being acquitted. A plea-bargain avoids trial. The advantage of this to the court and District Attorney is increased

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