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NCJ Number: 98685 Find in a Library
Title: Pre-Trial Settlement in the Magistrates' Courts
Journal: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:24  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1985)  Pages:108-117
Author(s): J Baldwin
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 10
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: An attempt is made to assess the effects of the introduction of pre-trial settlement procedures on the disposition of criminal cases in the lower courts.
Abstract: The negotiating strategies adopted by solicitors at pre-trial reviews in the Nottingham Magistrates' Court are examined and the effect of the informal exchanges that take place on levels of case settlement is explored. There is no doubt that pre-trial reviews induce high settlement rates although it is by no means clear how these are achieved. Some explanations are discussed in this paper together with the implications for the victim and the accused. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Caseloads; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Magistrates; Plea negotiations; Pretrial procedures; Prosecutorial discretion
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