Plea Bargaining as a Mean to Maximum Sentence

KDI Journal of Economic Policy 2013, 35(1) 139-146

11 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2016 Last revised: 21 Jun 2016

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Jungwook Kim

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Date Written: March 12, 2013

Abstract

This paper outlines the findings of a model of plea bargaining with multiple defendants, in which a prosecutor makes plea offer sequentially. It is shown that plea discount can be minimized with sequential offers and that not all of defendants shall be induced to plead guilty. By allowing sequential offer, a prosecutor has more power in the plea bargaining, which may increase social welfare by giving appropriate level of punishment to the guilty.

Keywords: Plea bargaining, Multiple defendants, Sequential offer

JEL Classification: D82, K14, K42

Suggested Citation

Kim, Jungwook, Plea Bargaining as a Mean to Maximum Sentence (March 12, 2013). KDI Journal of Economic Policy 2013, 35(1) 139-146. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2767293

Jungwook Kim (Contact Author)

Korea Development Institute (KDI) ( email )

263 Namsejong-ro
Sejong-si 30149
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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