Write an 850- to 1,050-word paper in which you evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining. Address the following in your paper:
- Define plea bargaining, distinguishing between charge bargaining and sentence bargaining.
- Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining. Provide an example of a disadvantage of plea bargaining using an example from a recent California case.
- Describe how plea bargaining reflects or thwarts the crime control and due process models of criminal justice including statistical data.
- Provide two improvements necessary for the plea bargain process.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines and include a minimum of three references including the course text.