The benefits to law enforcement are increased incentives for captured suspects, pending the prosecutions approval, and leverage for capturing more suspects or higher profile suspects to a case. The benefit to the prosecution and the judicial process are leverage similar to that of law enforcement, but the clutter of the system is one of the biggest benefits. If the court system had to prosecute every single case that comes through the system, including the guilty plea, it would be log jam that would be hard to catch up with. With plea bargaining as well, it gives the accused a chance and incentive to come clean and admit their wrongdoing so they can pay their debt to society and be on with their lives. In the end the judicial system saves money, both with the time of trials and appeals, as well as reduced charges or sentences that ultimately lead to less time the tax payer has to pay for incarceration.
I disagree with plea bargaining for the fact that if they did something once and get a plea bargain many will think of it as they got away with something, also they may think if they do something again they will think they can get another plea bargain deal. Topic 2: In Court - What would you do? Wow this is a difficult situation. I would not tell because… CI’s play a vital role in the investigation of many types of crimes, especially drug trafficking and other varieties of criminal collusion. The information they furnish tends to be quite accurate, as demonstrated by the high percentage of productive search warrants
It also is in some ways fairer to witnesses and prospective jurors. Imagine if in all these cases, the victim and witnesses had to come to court to testify. And in all these cases, people had to leave their jobs in order to serve on juries. That would be very onerous for the public. So from the stat’s point of view, if you have someone, especially someone who’s clearly guilty, and you could get them to plead guilty by offering them an inducement, it’s in everybody’s interest to do that.
Prosecutor’s Role The prosecutor has major influence in the courtroom. The prosecutor is generally elected (the District Attorney), but the Assistant District Attorneys are hired staff. Elected prosecutors are usually in a highly visible role, which allows them to climb the career ladder quickly. The prosecutor represents society, making a crime against one person a crime against society. Prosecutors are responsible to make sure the guilty person is prosecuted and that innocent people are protected from unwarranted prosecution.
Holmes out there in the world. The H.H. Holmes case helped ease some of that fear because the case became a turning point in criminal investigations because the ramifications of what happened with the serial-killing showed what is to come in the modern age both negatively and positively. The positives that come from the horrible account of H.H. Holmes murder spree include the use of journalism, identification records, and the concept of finger marking as a way to identify the criminal.
The goal is to make them a better citizen for society when released. Prisons have many programs inmates can take advantage of, if authorized, to better themselves. Pros and Cons The ultimate goal is to make the convicted individual a better person. Doubling the prison term is a great idea and I believe it can be very
Plea-bargaining is essentially an agreement between the prosecutor and the accused in which the accused pleads guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence or a reduced charge. It is a recognized procedure in the criminal justice system that aims to reduce the clogging of cases in court. It is said that aside from the plea bargaining, the criminal justice system, state laws and the US Constitution provides the accused with different legal defenses which he can use to avoid conviction or to relieve him from criminal liability. These defenses are negative defenses such as the denial of the crime or affirmative defenses such as by admitting the crime but alleging circumstances such as self-defense, insanity, provocation, and violation of the right
Court Issues & Victims’ Rights CJA/394 Court Issues & Victims’ Rights The court system in the United States is not perfect; however, it is the best system available. The court system allows a defendant to exercise his or her constitutional rights, such as the right to an attorney, protection against double jeopardy and self-incrimination. There are; however, issues causing problems such as language barriers, the speediness of trying cases, and the perceived insensitivity to victims’ rights. The criminal justice system must evolve with the community and the citizens of which it represents. Language Barriers As the United States continued to grow so did its cultural diversity.
In criminal cases, appeals can be made either against the conviction or against the sense. This means that the person found guilty of an offence can appeal against the guilty conviction on certain grounds, or can appeal against the severity of the sentence. The crown (Prosecution) also has the right to appeal against the leniency of the sentence. The party appealing is known as the appellant/ applicant. The appeal process for sentencing is important because it allows the higher courts to supervise the exercise of sentencing discretion and therefore helps to ensure consistency.
The criminal justice system is not different and constantly evolves to adapt to its environment. The court system in the United States is overrun with cases and appears to be an ineffective way in offering the accused a speedy trial or an effective way to possible appeal a conviction. The following ideas are presented as ways of improving the appeals process. I believe in criminal cases that have sufficient evidence to convict the accused with a one hundred percent degree of certainty should not be able to be appealed at any level. For example, if the accused admits to the crime or if there is proof positive that the accused committed the crime, they should waive the right to an appeal.