CRJ 320: Criminal Courts Fall 2020 WRITING ASSIGNMENT III INSTRUCTIONS Points: 75 Due Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM Required Format: APA style paper in a Microsoft Word Document Instructions You must complete this assignment alone. Read the questions below and write a three-page, double-spaced paper addressing the questions. Make sure your paper is in a paper format—do not simply write individual answers to each question separately. Rather, write a cohesive paper that discusses the information needed to answer the questions. Use 12 point Times New Roman font and 1-inch margins. APA format is required. Make sure to cite all information properly. You must have in-text citations and a references section. You need to cite a minimum of seven credible sources in your paper (e.g., peer-reviewed articles, published books, etc.). Before you begin writing a draft, make sure to take the time to read multiple credible sources on the issue. Questions: 1). What is plea bargaining? Define it concisely and provide an example. 2). How frequently do cases end with a plea bargain in state courts? In federal courts? 3). Who benefits from plea bargaining? Why? 4). Is a trial or a plea bargain a better pathway for defendants? Does it depend on the situation? 5). Why? Be sure to upload a Microsoft Word document version of your paper to Turnitin on Blackboard. Do NOT share links to the document, email the document, share Google Drive, or One Drive access, or use any other format (such as PDF). Using an incorrect format will result in an automatic zero for the assignment. Use the proofreading checklist on Blackboard to proofread and review your paper before you upload it. Read it aloud at least once before submitting it. Any errors in composition, grammar, spelling, or formatting will result in a loss of points. Additionally, not following instructions will result in a loss of points.