The Significance of Legal Negotiation
When it comes to well-publicised criminal cases, people often focus on the unpredictable and exciting events that go on within a court trial – the presentation of evidence, the surprise witness and the reactions of the accused or prosecution as the verdict is delivered. But as entertaining as they can become, trials are sometimes not the best way to settle criminal cases. They do not necessarily provide the appropriate result, which may be achieved by pre-trial negotiation.
Negotiation is a crucial part of any criminal case as it can settle a matter which is acceptable to the accused and the complainant. It is a process that both the state and the accused can greatly benefit from by saving resources, alleviating the trauma and expense of a trial.
Definition of Negotiation
What is negotiation? Negotiation can mean many things in many different fields, but many experts define it simply as a means by which one achieves a desired goal or goals or gains favour from people who posses what one wants. In criminal law it is more of a means of reaching a compromise – resolving competing interests while upholding certain principles of law.
Negotiation: Means …