POSC 130g 2-5-09

POSC 130g 2-5-09 - POSC 130g 2/5/09 Plea Bargaining...

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POSC 130g 2/5/09 Plea Bargaining Defined: Process in which the prosecution and defense work out a mutually  satisfactory disposition subject to the court’s approval Concerns o Defendant at a disadvantage o Defendant does not always receive a significant benefit o Process takes place before all evidence is known o No real oversight Possible Solutions Regarding Plea Bargaining Concerns o Ban plea bargaining altogether o Limit when plea bargaining may take place o Create greater structure for the process o Judges must become an integral aspect of the plea deal Criminal Court Process Trial o Jury Selection ( voir dire ) refers to the process by which prospective jurors are questioned  about their backgrounds and potential biases before being  chosen to sit on a jury Preemptory Challenge The right of both parties in a criminal process to 
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POSC 130g 2-5-09 - POSC 130g 2/5/09 Plea Bargaining...

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