Justice comes in many forms. Justice (at least in the short term) comes when an individual is wrongfully accused and a competent defense ensures the accused is acquitted on unjust charges. Justice is served when a crime has been committed and an appropriate punishment/imprisonment is imposed based on the severity of the crime.
https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/news/2013/jan/15/dramatic-increase-in-percentage-of-criminal-cases-being-plea-bargained/). This actually seems to fit the “Crime Control Model” more than the due process model, whereas, Constiutionally, each individual is inherently entitled to a fair and speedy trial. But this doesn’t sound like that typically happens. Crimes seemingly now, more than ever, are designed to punish at the lowest level or potentially face stiff penalties. This can lead to innocent individuals to plead guilty, whether to avoid further jail time or to have a crime reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Its a case of weighing the risk vs. the potential reward.
Clarke, M. (2013, January 15). Dramatic Increase in Percentage of Criminal Cases Being Plea Bargained. Retrieved May 18, 2016, from
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