Coercion to Compromise
Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority
By (author) Mary E. Vogel
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Coercion to Compromise by Mary E. Vogel
Book DescriptionThis book examines the origins of the controversial practice of plea bargaining, a procedure that appears to reward the guilty. Contrary to popular perception of plea bargaining as an innovation or corruption of the post-World War II years, this study shows that the practice emerged early in the American Republic. It argues that plea bargaining should be seen as part of a larger repertoire of techniques in the Anglo-American legal tradition through which law might be used as a vehicle of rule.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195101744
(241mm x 162mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Examines the origins of the controversial practice of plea bargaining, a procedure that appears to reward the guilty. Contrary to popular perception of plea bargaining as an innovation or corruption of the post-World War II years, this study aims to show that the practice emerged early in the American Republic.
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Author Biography - Mary E. Vogel
Dr. Mary E. Vogel is Reader at King's College London School of Law having received her doctorate from Harvard University and taught previously at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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