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Plea-bargaining”

What is plea-bargaining and what is its purpose? What are some of the problems associated with plea-bargaining? Given those problems, do you believe that plea-bargaining is an acceptable practice in today’s criminal justice system? Elaborate on your answers and support your elaboration with examples.

“The Jury System”

Some criminal justice professionals believe the present peer jury system is outdated. Take their point of view and explain why they believe this? How might a professional jury system be more effective than the present system of peer jurors? What are the implications to fairness in the court process if a professional jury system replaced the peer jury system? Elaborate on your answers and support your elaboration with examples.