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NCJ Number: 121678 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of Jurisdiction Size on Guilty Plea Rates in 569 State Courts
Journal: Sociology and Social Research  Volume:74  Issue:1  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:26-33
Author(s): J Wooldredge
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a study of felony guilty plea rates across 569 courts in seven States in 1986.
Abstract: These rates vary greatly. They tend to increase according to the size of the jurisdiction. These results imply that limiting size of jurisdictions would serve to reduce guilty pleas in American courts. 32 references, 3 tables, 3 figures. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Pleas
Index Term(s): Court reorganization; Jurisdiction; State-by-state analyses
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