Criminal Justice and the Negotiated Plea

@article{Kipnis1976CriminalJA,
  title={Criminal Justice and the Negotiated Plea},
  author={Kenneth Kipnis},
  journal={Ethics},
  year={1976},
  volume={86},
  pages={93 - 106}
}
In recent years it has become apparent to many that, in practice, the criminal justice system in the United States does not operate as we thought it did. The conviction secured through jury trial, so familiar in countless novels, films, and television programs, is beginning to be seen as the aberration it has become. What has replaced the jury's verdict is the negotiated plea. In these "plea bargains" the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for discretionary consideration on the part… 

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