3. Referring to the Chapter 5 lecture, the theories that should be drawing out is “deviance” theories. The United States is democracy and independent country, filled with deviants, people who are out of the norms of society, and is the country where human rights and equality are the main nevertheless, the crime rates are, still, higher than among other countries mentioned above. Generally, “deviance” is respected in a negative sight, however there are numerous "positive" sides to aberrance, on the other hand, the United States focuses more on negative sides which effects to a wrong side impacts and creates numerous riots to the society. To answer the question why Canada, and other countries are less violent societies than the United States,
Here is the first problem that needs to be addressed, the Sixth Amendment, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial…” only thing fast are plea bargains, but they are surely not fair. The problem is we need plea bargains, because if not then we be having court cases running 24/7, and one judge would be hearing 100 cases a day. This is why plea bargains account for roughly 90% of all criminal cases. Here are three reasons why plea bargains are supposed to be in
In the United States court system, many criminal cases are not resolved in a timely manner. One of the more common ways in which many cases are resolved quickly is through plea bargaining. Plea bargaining is defined as an agreement between defense attorneys and prosecutors. (Spohn & Hemmens, 2012) Alschuler (1979) describes plea bargaining as the self-conviction act of a defendant. Today, approximately ninety percent of defendants plead guilty because of plea bargaining.
There are eight general factors listed below that influence a judge’s decision to sentence the accused in a case. These secondary legal factors are not supposed to influence a judge’s decision, but they do because they are only human (Bohm & Haley, 2012). Under the black robe of authority, judges are human and contain all the prejudices just like regular citizens. Some of the characteristics that have been found to affect the judge 's sentencing decisions are: (1) the socioeconomic background of the judges. (2) Their academic qualifications and the law school that they attended.
A plea bargain is an optional agreement that occurs during a criminal case between a prosecutor and defendant. These agreements are options for the defendant to take rather than taking their case to trial. Ninety-seven percent of all federal cases and ninety-four of all state cases are all settled by plea bargains() Plea bargaining has become a normal process when it comes to court cases. Although every individual has their own beliefs, plea bargaining helps out our criminal justice system but in contrast it is taking away from the value of the criminal justice system. Just like in every story we are faced with two different sides a positive and a negative.
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Plea- bargaining is something that is happening in our court systems every day. Plea-bargaining is a choice that defendants are making when they don’t have many options. Can plea- bargains change your life? What effects will it have if you decide to do a plea? Well, plea bargains are not for everyone.
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The steps in the Criminal Justice decision making process is First, Law enforcement officers produce suspects when they arrest a person. Second the Prosecutors produce defendents when they charge a suspect with crimes. Third,courts produce offenders when they convict defendants. Last, Corrections produce ec- offenders when they release them from
Mediation or Arbitration Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms have changed the way disputes are resolved across the globe. The methods have taken disputants from courts and placed them on a pedestal where not only their dispute is resolved but also their relations mend. This process allows each party to the dispute to play an active role in the dispute resolution (Farmer, 2012). There is two main alternative dispute resolution mechanism used worldwide. These are mediation and arbitration.
One of the most notorious cases of the insanity plea took place during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. A man by the name of John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan in an attempt to impress a young actress named Jodie Foster. Hinckley manifested several signs of mental illness early in his adult life, prior to his assassination attempt. As a teenager and young adult, Hinckley lived an unenthusiastic, melancholy life. He began to develop signs of depression in his teen years, and swore not to attend college.
The United States utilizes dual court system in their courts. This means that there is a separate jurisdiction for each state, but each of those jurisdictions fall under the federal court jurisdiction (Bohm & Haley, 2011). The state court process begins in a trial court of limited jurisdiction. It would then move to a trial court of general jurisdiction and if appealed, into an Intermediate court of appeals. In the federal courts, a case would begin in the district court, then move into the circuit court of appeals if necessary.