Watch the following videos in their entirety and answer the critical thinking questions below.
Mary Dodge: Plea Bargains
Q1: Dr. Dodge mentions a “trial penalty” in which people are essentially punished for acting on their constitutional right to take their case to trial. Discuss.
Q2: Do prosecutors hold too much power with their role in plea-bargaining?
Q3: Do the realities (as discussed by Dr. Dodge) that dictate plea-bargaining as a normal and accepted part of the court process justify the use?