Tag: Criminal Justice

  • Plea Bargaining: Part IV

    Plea Bargaining: Part IV

    This is the final part of my term paper, and I have gone ahead and appended the conclusion I wrote, which is brief. I’d thought I might write more of it, but when I pooled the four parts, and looked from the 16 pages to the rubric which required it to be no more than…

  • Plea Bargaining: Part III

    Plea Bargaining: Part III

    This is part III of a five-part series that was written as a term paper for my Criminal Justice class this semester. The first part was an overall introduction, the second part looked at potential benefits, this third part at drawbacks, and the fourth part at disparities regarding race and gender in plea bargaining. The final part…

  • Plea Bargaining: Part II

    Plea Bargaining: Part II

    This is part II of a five-part series that was written for a term paper in my Criminal Justice class this semester. The first part was an overall introduction, this second part looks at potential benefits, the third part at negatives, and the fourth part at disparities regarding race and gender in plea bargaining. The…

  • Plea Bargaining: Part 1

    Plea Bargaining: Part 1

    This semester, I am writing a lengthy term paper with an assigned topic. Plea bargaining… sounds boring, right? Well, it turns out that perhaps more than 95% of criminal cases end in a guilty plea, with only a very small fraction of cases ever proceeding to trial. So whether it’s a good thing, or a…

  • Where did Ferguson come from?

    As the events in Ferguson, MO, unfold, I have been watching for some time. Every couple of days in the Criminal Justice class I’m taking, we have talked about it, and yesterday we had a lengthy discussion as the rioting was still spinning out of control. I see it continues today, with the total at…

  • Justice, Part 1

    Conflict Within the System I’m taking a criminal justice class this semester, and because I’m busy enough for the time that reading outside what I’m studying isn’t really happening (like the industry reading I usually do to find blog topics) you all get to follow along with what I’m learning for school. Since the two…