Plea Bargaining Across Borders: Criminal Procedure

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Aspen Publishers, 2009 - Law - 294 pages
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Plea Bargaining Across Borders: Criminal Procedure can be used
alongside any criminal procedure casebook to explore how criminal defendants
are treated under different national and international jurisdictions. Jenia
Iontcheva Turner employs realistic hypothetical scenarios to illustrate
how different attitudes toward plea bargaining and sentencing can produce a
range of outcomes across jurisdictions.
Organized and presented for students who may not be familiar with
comparative and international law, Plea Bargaining Across Borders: Criminal
Procedure features:
coverage of three types of jurisdictions
those that allow plea bargaining in all cases (e.g., the United States and
international criminal courts)
those that allow plea bargaining only for minor crimes (e.g., Germany,
those that do not formally allow plea bargaining under any circumstances
(e.g., Japan), but that employ practices that are functionally similar to plea
a consistent internal chapter structure:
a brief history of plea bargaining in each jurisdiction
relevant primary sources of law
analysis that focuses on the participants, timing, and setting of negotiations
and on the subject matter of plea agreements
discussion of the legal conditions for a valid guilty plea
discussion of the law regarding withdrawal of a guilty plea and breach of a
plea agreement
scholarly commentary supporting or criticizing plea bargaining
succinct overview charts that show country comparisons at a glance
hypothetical drug trafficking and homicide scenarios
realistic hypothetical scenarios that depict plea bargaining in
different kinds of criminal cases and require students to apply the laws of
different jurisdictions to similar facts
a unique combination of primary and secondary source materials,
including interviews with practitioners and scholarly commentary
Questions and Notes that fuel class discussion
discussion of plea bargaining at international criminal courts, such as
the international criminal tribunals for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and the
International Criminal Court
free-standing chapters that allow instructors to tailor the coverage to
their own teaching objectives
Professor's Notes that offer guidance for teaching, link the
hypotheticals to core course content, and reference additional materials
addressing specific countries and comparative and international criminal
procedure generally
Incorporating materials common to the leading criminal procedure casebooks,
Plea Bargaining Across Borders can be easily adapted to your criminal
procedure syllabus. The entire book may be assigned over four or five classes,
or single chapters may be inserted into the semester to introduce a
transnational perspective to your course.

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Introducing Plea Bargaining as Part
The United States
Practice of Plea Bargaining in the United States

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About the author (2009)

Chodosh is the Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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