Assigned Reading: Thistlewaite and Wooldredge, Part 2 Chapter 2, The Defense Attorney’s Role in Plea Bargaining: Are defendants pressured by their own attorney’s to plead guilty? pp. 154-161.
After reading the article answer the following questions in a discussion posting:
You must also comment on two of your classmate’s postings by the end of the week.
1. Do you think the methodology used to complete this study was valid?
2. What limitations do you see, if any, in the way the study was conducted?
3. Given the changes in the knowledge of today’s defendants as it relates to the legal system and plea bargaining are this study’s finding still valid? Why or Why not?