The Global Expansion of Plea Bargaining: Interplay with Democratic Politics

Mary Vogel

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Abstract

Recent years have seen a sudden and rapid expansion of plea bargaining around the globe. Nations newly engaged in the process include: France, England, China, Nigeria and Chile to name just a few. In other countries such as Korea its acceptance is being newly contemplated and is eliciting significant debate. One distinctive feature of the practice of plea negotiation is the increase in discretion that it introduces to a case. Here we explore three different socio-political dynamics through which this practice is being introduced. This paper reflects on these developments in light of arguments that greater latitude for legal discretion tends to open the way for politicisation of or the intrusion of power into the courts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationhost publication
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAnnual Meetings of the Socio-Legal Studies Association - DeMontfort University, Leicester, England
Duration: 7 Apr 20099 Apr 2009

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meetings of the Socio-Legal Studies Association
CityDeMontfort University, Leicester, England
Period7/04/099/04/09

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