Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Explain why we have overcrowded courts and some ways this problem can be solved
  • Discuss the policy of plea bargaining
  • Describe the different sentencing models
  • Debate the pros and cons of different methods used to seat judges
  • Discuss the frequency of judicial misconduct and explain the dangers related to it
  • Explain the types of defenses used
  • Describe specialty courts and explain how they are used