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    A plea bargain is an agreement that the defendant will plead guilty to the original or another charge in return for some concession from the prosecutor (https://www.fbi.gov/resources/victim-assistance/a-brief-description-of-the-federal-criminal-justice-process). Some of the advantages of plea bargaining are that it helps move the cases through the system much quicker, therefore, it helps to de-clog the court system so that the focus could be on more serious offenses. The person that takes the plea bargain will get a lesser charge which will ultimately end with a lesser sentence. For a person that is facing any kind of criminal prosecution, taking a plea bargain can also take away the stress and the worry of a trial, or being found guilty. The…

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    Plea Bargaining Advantages

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    Plea bargaining is an agreement made between the prosecution and the defense that allows the defendant to receive a lesser charge for their crimes if they plead guilty. The prosecution often offers the defendant a reduced sentence. Most of the time, “the defendant agrees to plead guilty in order to avoid a trial and a more severe sentence” (Rennison and Dodge 204). When the defendant agrees to a plea bargain they agree to give up some of their constitutional rights including, the right to a jury…

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    PLEA BARGAINING’S LACK OF FORMAL PROCESS Additionally, plea negotiations lack a formal process, where unrestricted prosecutorial discretion coupled with minimal judicial oversight gives rise to inconsistent sentencing and a non-transparent system. In the current system, prosecutors have almost unlimited discretion which can lead to overcharging, where the accused may face “duplicate charges for single acts or crimes charged at higher degrees than the evidence can reasonably support” (Work,…

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    A plea bargain is when the defendant in a criminal trial agrees to plead guilty in the exchange of a lesser sentence or to have other charges dropped. In theory, a plea bargain is a way to speed up the courtroom process. When applied correctly plea bargains are excellent tools within the criminal justice system. Incorrectly used judgment is cast down from those outside of the criminal justice system. Thus, it is imperative that all actors in the criminal justice and court systems use plea…

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    Being in law enforcement for several years I come across several suspects and defendants who expresses the criminal justice process moves like a snail and is always unpredictable. Imagine if a significant amount of cases was going to trial instead of over 90% of felony cases are plea bargained (Bohm, R., Haley, K.,n.d). Nevertheless, there are three types of plea bargains and prosecutors tend to have factors to decide if the plea bargain is in the best interest or what’s the better plea…

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    The three basic types of plea bargaining are allowing the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser offense, a defendant who pleads guilty receives less time at the request of the prosecutor, and a defendant who agrees to plead guilty to one charge in order to avoid other charges that could be brought (Bohm & Haley, 2011). The factors that prosecutors take into consideration when determining to plea bargain are the seriousness of the crime, the defendants criminal record, and how strong of a case…

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    The coercive power found in plea bargains pushes various innocent defendants to plead guilty over risking harsher punishment at trial. Lucian Dervian and Vanessa Edkins in their study “ The Innocent Defendant’s Dilemma: An Innovative Empirical Study of Plea Bargaining’s Innocence Problem,” conduct a study to simulate the coercion and fear that occurs in a criminal trial. The study focuses on a college classroom study where the students were blamed for cheating on a test and were offered two…

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    The plea bargaining process is a negotiation between two parties to give information for a lessened sentence. A prosecutor will offer the defendant either a lessened sentence, dropped charge, or recommend a certain charge to the judge. In return, the defendant either pleads guilty or no contest. Plea bargaining is used often because people want to spend less time for their crime. With DNA and all the new ways to get evidence, there is a good chance of proving someone did the crime. A lot of…

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    Abolishing the Plea Bargaining System 97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases end in plea bargains, with defendants pleading guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence (Goode, 2012). A plea bargain is an arrangement that happens between a prosecutor and the defendant in a criminal case. The prosecutor gives the defendant the opportunity to plead guilty to their charge or a lesser charge in order to avoid trial and the possibility of receiving the maximum sentence. While it would…

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    Plea Bargaining is a type of negotiation in which a defendant and prosecutor, to plea guilty and in return the guilty when get a reduction or dismissal of charges. My three arguments, in favor of the plea bargaining are, first it helps keep non dangerous criminals out of prison. This way there are more spaces to keep the real dangerous criminals behind bars. For example, if a male steals food from a liquor store, he should be given community services, pay a fine or locked up for at a month,…

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