What are the major reasons for plea bargaining? Explain.

Topic: Topic Selection and Position Evaluation

Details: Assignment Description
Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).
Plea bargaining is a common practice in every criminal court in the United States. One of the strangest concepts is that the prosecutor enters into an agreement with the defense
counsel for the accused. In exchange for a guilty plea, the defendant will receive a fixed punishment that both parties agree on. However, judges often hand down sentences that
go against the plea bargain if they disagree with the severity of the sentence (or in their opinion, lack thereof). Typically, the parties inform the judge of the plea bargain prior to the
judge imposing the sentence.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be
the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
What are the major reasons for plea bargaining? Explain.
Do you believe that these are all valid reasons? Why or why not? Explain in detail.
Is plea bargaining a fair concept to all concerned? Why or why not? Explain.
How do you think plea bargaining conflicts with mandatory sentences? Explain.
What do you think are the most significant problems regarding plea bargaining? Explain.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100word
reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to
be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.
Reading Assignment
Mays; Ruddell: Ch. 4, 5
Assignment Objectives
Research and evaluate a position regarding an issue, problem area, or policy, and effectively defend their position using researchbased
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