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    Ethics of plea bargaining

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    Post your response to the questions following this scenario: Bobby K. Lawyer's first inclination when accepting a new client is to begin the process of plea bargaining. He is not interested in "dragging out" a case in court that will go on for months and might get ugly. Plea bargaining, in his opinion, is a much simpler way to work the system and satisfy both parties. But Bobby is not looked on very highly by his peers. To many of his peers, plea bargains cheat the system, side-step justice, and do not take due process into consideration.
    Clarify the ethical dilemma associated with plea bargaining.
    Analyze the dilemma using a deontological framework and a teleological framework. In your opinion, by which framework might the dilemma be resolved best?

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    The ethical dilemma is that while plea bargaining assures that a person is punished for a crime, first, the right person may not be punished because the accused is afraid he will be cheated by the system and given an unfair shot at proving the truth and second, if a person is truly guilty, the punishment that is given by the plea bargain is usually not severe enough to fit the crime. Plea bargaining tries to take into account that there isn't enough money to prosecute every case the way it needs to be prosecuted so it assures that many ...