Chapter 11 Critique, 5 Arguments, & critical thinking questions
For this week please read Chapter 11(Determination of Guilt: Plea Bargaining and Trials) in your text and complete the required document. Your review document should include the following: 1) at least five major arguments presented in the chapter or at least five things you learned from reading the chapter, PLEASE NOTE – Just listing five items will not guarantee you full points, each point should be clearly identified (1, 2, 3, etc.) and discussed, and (2) a brief critique of the reading. 3. You are also required to raise at least one question from the reading and post this on the discussion board, in addition to stating this in your review document.
In addition to your review document please respond to the critical thinking questions listed below. Answer each part of the questions with succinct and comprehensive information, citing examples where appropriate. Please complete the assignment and upload to the grading center. Please be reminded that you only have one chance to upload so complete the entire assignment then submit.1. Do you think the present jury system is outmoded? Why? How might a professional jury system be more effective than the present system of peer jurors?
2. 2. For the majority of cases, plea bargaining is the most important step in the criminal justice process, but many observers feel that plea bargaining does not accord with American values of fairness. If this is so, why can’t states effectively ban plea bargaining? Discuss.
3. Compare and contrast the roles of the professional and nonprofessional courtroom work groups in bringing criminal trials to a successful close. What do you think a “successful close” might mean to the judge? To the defense attorney? To the prosecutor? To the jury? To the defendant? To the victim? 4. Watch the video “Due Process – Let’s Make a Deal”
o The video explain due process issues involved in plea bargaining and the necessity of plea bargaining.
Discussion: Discuss what you learn in the video. Does plea bargaining improve or impede the justice process? Discuss in detail.