Criminal Justice

Some disagree with the practice of plea bargaining, aruging that it may lead innocent people to plead quilty for fear that they may otherwise be found guilty and receive the full punishment. Others argue that the system would not wok without plea bargaining, arguing that is relieves court congestion. What ethical considerations do defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and defendants have to consider in a plea bargain? Finally, explain how plea bargaining has been justified through utilitarianism in ethics.

Last Updated on February 10, 2019