Plea Bargaining in a Context of Budget Cuts: The Example of England and Wales



Soubise, Laurrne
(2013) Plea Bargaining in a Context of Budget Cuts: The Example of England and Wales. .

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Abstract

Historically, guilty pleas have always been considered a way of rationalising criminal procedures. Recent budget cuts have pushed the Crown Prosecution Service to find new solutions to save money. Two main saving measures could potentially affect plea bargaining in practice: maximising the use of paralegal staff and the Early Guilty Plea Scheme. Based on empirical observations and interviews, this paper examines the practical and theoretical consequences of these money-saving measures on plea bargaining.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guilty please, Budget cuts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2020 07:52
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 23:50
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2324723
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3089500