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"That relatively few criminal cases in this country are resolved by full Perry Mason-style strials is fairly common knowledge. Most cases are settled by a guilty plea after some form of negotiation over the charge or sentence. But why? The standard explanation is case pressure: the enormous volume of criminal cases, to be processed with limited staff, time and resources. . . . But a large body of new empirical research now demands that we re-examine plea negotiation. Milton Heumann's book, Plea Bargaining, strongly and explicitly attacks the case-pressure argument and suggests an alternative explanation for plea bargaining based on the adaptation of attorneys and judges to the local criminal court. The book is a significant and welcome addition to the literature. Heumann's investigation of case pressure and plea negotiation demonstrates solid research and careful analysis."-Michigan Law Review
  • ISBN13: 9780226331881
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 1981
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00228
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FormatPaperback
SeriesExperiences of Prosecutors, Judges, and Defense Attorneys
Publication DateAugust 15, 1981
Pages228

Plea Bargaining: The Experiences of Prosecutors, Judges, and Defense Attorneys

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