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NCJ Number: 30618 Find in a Library
Title: CONVICTION - THE DETERMINATION OF GUILT OR INNOCENCE WITHOUT TRIAL
Author(s): D J NEWMAN
Corporate Author: American Bar Foundation
United States of America
Editor(s): F J REMINGTON
Date Published: 1966
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Foundation
Chicago, IL 60611
Little, Brown and Co
Boston, MA 02106
Sale Source: Little, Brown and Co
34 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02106
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF THE NONTRIAL ADJUDICATION PRACTICES - THE GUILTY PLEA AND THE ACQUITTAL OF THE GUILTY - IN KANSAS, MICHIGAN, AND WISCONSIN.
Abstract: DISCUSSED ARE THE GUILTY PLEA PROCESS, INCLUDING PLEA BARGAINING, TRIAL JUDGE DISCRETION IN ACQUITTING OR IN REDUCING CHARGES AGAINST DEFENDANTS, TRIAL JUDGE USE OF HIS ACQUITTAL POWER, TO CONTROL OTHER PARTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND THE ROLE OF THE DEFENSE COUNSEL, PARTICULARLY IN PLEA BARGAINING. THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT ALL THESE PROCESSES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY INFORMALITY AND WIDE VARIATION IN PRACTICES AND SUGGESTS THAT MORE ATTENTION BE GIVEN IN RESEARCH AND BY FORMAL LAWMAKING AGENCIES TO THESE INFORMAL PROCESSES BECAUSE OF THEIR SIGNIFICANT USE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Index Term(s): Convictions; Decisionmaking; Judicial discretion; Kansas; Michigan; Plea negotiations; Pleas; Prosecutorial discretion; Wisconsin
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