Plea Bargaining in a Context of Budget Cuts: The Example of England and Wales

12 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last revised: 2 Oct 2013

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Laurène Soubise

University of Liverpool - School of Law & Social Justice

Date Written: September 12, 2013

Abstract

Historically, guilty pleas have always been considered a way of rationalising criminal procedures. Recent budget cuts have pushed the Crown Prosecution Service to find new solutions to save money. Two main saving measures could potentially affect plea bargaining in practice: maximising the use of paralegal staff and the Early Guilty Plea Scheme. Based on empirical observations and interviews, this paper examines the practical and theoretical consequences of these money-saving measures on plea bargaining.

Keywords: guilty pleas, budget cuts

Suggested Citation

Soubise, Laurène, Plea Bargaining in a Context of Budget Cuts: The Example of England and Wales (September 12, 2013). Warwick School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/26 (Special Plea Bargaining Edition, editor Jackie Hodgson), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2324723 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2324723

Laurène Soubise (Contact Author)

University of Liverpool - School of Law & Social Justice ( email )

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