Journal article

Plea Bargaining: From Patent Unfairness to Transparent Justice

Mirko Bagaric, Julie Clarke, William Rininger

Missouri Law Review | University of Missouri-columbia | Published : 2019


The United States is in the midst of an unprecedented mass incarceration crisis. It imprisons more of its citizens than any other country – and by a considerable margin. It is now widely acknowledged that there is no community dividend stemming from an overly punitive sentencing system. Over-incarceration does not make the community safer and diverts billions of dollars annually from productive social services, such as health and education. Lawmakers have failed to find overarching solutions to this crisis. This Article proposes to change that paradigm by offering concrete reforms to remedy a key short-coming of the sentencing system. Emerging evidence suggests that one of the main reasons f..

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