Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to

12.1 Discuss factors in the screening of cases.

12.2 Explain the types of evidentiary issues.

12.3 Discuss the types of criminal defenses.

12.4 Describe the ethical issues related to criminal trials.

12.5 Explain the purpose and process of plea bargaining.

12.6 Identify the sentencing options in a criminal trial.