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11 - Negotiated Case Dispositions in Germany, England and the United States

from Part III - Criminal Justice and Procedure

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 December 2019

Kai Ambos
Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
Antony Duff
University of Stirling
Julian Roberts
University of Oxford
Thomas Weigend
University of Cologne (Emeritus)
Alexander Heinze
Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany
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In the United States, the Supreme Court recently acknowledged that ‘criminal justice today is for the most part a system of pleas, not a system of trials’. More than 95 per cent of convictions in the federal and state systems are the product of negotiated guilty pleas. In England and Wales, that number is about 90 per cent.

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Print publication year: 2020

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