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Episodic Leniency in Britain and America

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores the cultural tradition of episodic leniency among the imaginative constructions of the common law in Great Britain and America. It investigates the courts' use of episodic ... More


Conclusion

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter sums up the key finding of this study on the history of plea bargaining. The result indicates that plea bargaining emerged in Boston, Massachusetts during the 1830s and 1840s ... More


The Emergence of Plea Bargaining: Improvization in Law

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter investigates the influence of improvisation in law on the emergence of plea bargaining in the U.S.A. It identifies what circumstances combined to cause episodic leniency to be recrafted ... More


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