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Week 5 Powerpoint Pr - Katrina Bridges Gabrielle Williams Stacey Whitcomb CJA/303 Carlos Zuniga Courts Criminal Trials and Sentencing Plea Bargains

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Unformatted text preview: Katrina Bridges Gabrielle Williams Stacey Whitcomb CJA/303 April 12, 2010 Carlos Zuniga Courts, Criminal Trials, and Sentencing Plea Bargains/ Advantages and Disadvantages Jury System/ Advantages and Disadvantages Capital Punishment Courts, Criminal Trials, and Sentencing Defendant receive lighter sentence Less congestion inside courtrooms Prosecutors have less case able to focus Relief of prison overcrowdings Charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors Stigmatizing on individuals records Advantages of Plea Bargaining Justice not being served Poor people being screwed by the system Innocent people plea guilty Defendants being coerced by authorities No turning back once plea is accepted Lawyers argue that individuals rights to a trial is being violated Disadvantages of Plea Bargaining Child abuser, rapist, and child molester should not be offered plea bargains Drug user offered rehab as oppose to plea bargains Plea bargains should not be used to incriminate another defendant Recommendations for Plea Bargaining...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2011 for the course CRIM 303 taught by Professor Carloszuniga during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 5 Powerpoint Pr - Katrina Bridges Gabrielle Williams Stacey Whitcomb CJA/303 Carlos Zuniga Courts Criminal Trials and Sentencing Plea Bargains

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