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Published: 20 October 2011

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199641468

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Introduction Table of Contents

The Ethics of Plea Bargaining

Richard L. Lippke

Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

  • Presents the first extended analysis of the normative arguments underlying the morality of plea bargaining
  • Integrates philosophical and legal materials on plea bargaining and legal punishment, situating plea bargaining within the framework of larger criminal justice practices
  • Draws on a comparative study of different plea bargaining practices in the US, UK, and Europe
  • Suggests reforms to the current plea bargaining systems, outlining the case for its continuation in a revised and restrained fashion