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Plea Bargainingas Triumph: A History of Plea Bargaining in America

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Plea Bargainingas Triumph: A History of Plea Bargaining in America - Fisher, George
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Though originally an interloper in a system of justice mediated by courtroom battles, plea bargaining now dominates American criminal justice. This book traces the evolution of plea bargaining from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to its present pervasive role. Through the first three quarters of the nineteenth century, judges showed far less enthusiasm for plea bargaining than did prosecutors. After all, plea bargaining did not assure judges "victory"; judges did not suffer under the workload that prosecutors ...

Plea Bargainingas Triumph: A History of Plea Bargaining in America 2004, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804751353

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