• Define the courtroom work group and describe the primary functions of the judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney.

• Explain the unique role of the prosecutor in the American justice system.

• Present the issues that are unique in the prosecution of “white collar” crime.

• Describe the role of the defense attorney and identify the different segments of the defense bar.

• Understand the significance of representation in the criminal court system.

• Define the process of plea negotiations and define the different forms of plea bargaining.

• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of plea bargaining.

• Explain the role of the courtroom work group in the plea bargaining process.

• Weigh the issues of justice raised by plea bargaining with the goals of the criminal justice system.