The Plea

The Plea

DVD - 2004
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Examines the prevalence of plea bargaining in the American justice system, and the failures of justice that result when the practice is misused. Nearly 95 percent of all cases resulting in felony convictions never reach a jury, but instead are settled through plea bargains, in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence. Critics contend that the push to resolve cases through plea bargains jeopardizes the constitutional rights of defendants, who may be pressured to admit their guilt whether they are guilty or not.
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, c2004
Branch Call Number: 345.73072 P724
345.73072 P724
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Frontline (Television program)

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