An Honest Approach to Plea Bargaining
Steven P. Grossman
University of Baltimore - School of Law
American Journl of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2005
In this Article, the author argues that differential sentencing of criminal defendants who plead guilty and those who go to trial is, primarily, a punishment for the defendant exercising the right to trial. The proposed solution requires an analysis of the differential sentencing motivation in light of the benefit to society and the drawbacks inherent in the plea bargaining system.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 37
Keywords: criminal law, trials, plea bargaining, differential sentencing, punishment, criminal defendants
JEL Classification: K14, K49Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 5, 2009
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