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Running Head: PLEA BARGAINING
“Plea bargaining is a necessary evil in order for our justice system to work expeditiously
Plea bargaining refers to the provision in the legal system whereby a prosecutor and a
defendant can agree to negotiate the terms of sentencing. In this arrangement, the defendant
pleads guilty to a smaller offence and in return the prosecution gives a punishment which is more
lenient to the defendant. It is believed to be a win – win situation whereby a probably longer jail
sentence would be reduced to a shorter term in exchange to shortening the prosecution procedure
or important information (Rosett, Cressey & Ruth, 1976). Sometimes this information is in form
of giving out information which could be used as evidence to try others in a court of law. Some
people feel like this is...