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Plea Bargaining Russian Style

  title={Plea Bargaining Russian Style},
  author={Peter H. Jr. Solomon},
  • P. Solomon
  • Published 22 June 2012
  • Law
  • Demokratizatsiya
The Russian criminal justice system has been transformed over the past decade through the widespread application of a kind of plea bargaining practice known as "special procedure court hearings."1 Less than ten years after its introduction in the 2001 Criminal Procedure Code, 63.9 percent of convicted persons used the procedure in 2010. The procedure allows defendants not to contest charges, in effect admitting their guilt and waiving an evidentiary trial review.2 The absorption of this special… 

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