Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

11.1 Explain why we have overcrowded courts and some ways this problem can be solved

11.2 Discuss the policy of plea bargaining

11.3 Describe the different sentencing models

11.4 Debate the pros and cons of different methods used to seat judges

11.5 Discuss the frequency of judicial misconduct and explain the dangers related to it

11.6 Explain the types of defenses used

11.7 Describe specialty courts and explain how they are used