Problems of Corrections_Fleury-Steiner_Date_031710

Problems of Corrections_Fleury-Steiner_Date_031710 - Models...

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Models of Plea Bargaining “Charge Bargaining” o Prosecutor threatens to bring a large number of charges or to intensify the charges and recommend the high end of the sentencing range. “Sentencing Bargaining” o Judge plays a larger role and can be the real driving force. o The standards of judicial ethics vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. o In many jurisdictions, the judge may bring everybody back into chambers and pressure them until the cases get worked out- particularly judges who want to get cases off their trial calendar o The judge always has the power to reject the plea offer negotiated between the prosecutor and the accused. Arguments in Favor of Plea Bargaining Pleading guilty instead of going to trial reduces uncertainty as to the outcome of a trial. Plea bargains are also perceived as offering the accused a freedom of choice. From the state’s point of view, the main benefit of the plea bargain is that it saves time and money. Please can enable the guilty to
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course CRJU 203 taught by Professor Haas during the Spring '06 term at University of Delaware.

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