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Guilty? Teri Kanefield
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CHAPTER 9

THE CONVEYOR BELT OF JUSTICE

STUDY QUESTIONS AND WRITING PROMPTS

The author contrasts punishment at school and home with punishment through a bureaucracy. What was the point?

The author states that one problem with our criminal justice system comes from its efficiency. What did she mean?

How does the very efficiency of the criminal justice system affect the guarantee that a person is considered innocent until proven guilty?

Do you think plea bargains are good for society, or bad for society? Explain.

FURTHER READING (HONORS LEVEL)

Read this research report on plea baragaining. Does the report present both sides in a balance manner? Or does the report favor one conclusion over the other? Did the research report change your mind about plea bargains?