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Archive for the 'Guilty pleas' Category

Gilbert Cranberg: A Criminal Justice Problem in 1958, and in 2012 Also

The New York Times reminded its readers recently of the enormous part played by guilty pleas in the criminal justice system – 97 percent of federal cases and 94 percent of state cases are decided by pleas rather than trials. The Times called the statistics “stunning.” The Times and its readers might be even more [...]