Week 3 Project: Plea Bargain
The plea bargain process is an integral part of the American criminal justice system. More than 90% of criminal cases are settled by plea bargain.
Plea bargains impact the system in many lesser-known ways, both positively and negatively. In a 6- to 8-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation report, cover the following points:
- Explain the plea bargain process.
- What are the reasons why a prosecutor would agree to a plea bargain? Why not just go to trial?
- Why might the police officers that investigated the defendant be in favor of a plea bargain? Why might they be opposed?
- Why might the victim be in favor of a plea bargain? Why might he be opposed?
Support your responses with examples.