Frontline: The Plea (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Law & Crime, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though the majority of Americans are well aware of the basic, trial and jury operation of the American judicial system, few may realize that nearly ninety-five percent of criminal cases end in plea bargain before they ever go to trial. Now curious law scholars can get a closer look at the constitutional, judicial, and moral implications that can arise when plea bargains are utilized in the expedition of justice, and explore what it truly means to have a case settled in this manner.

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plea-bargain, court-system, defense [courtroom], Judicial-system, trial [courtroom], defendant, accusation, allegations, ethics, false-accusation, jury, pressure, rights, unjust-imprisonment