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Importance of the study
The use of alternative definitions of plea bargaining
The dominant theory
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acquittal adversaries Black Hawk County cause of plea cause plea bargaining change in backlog charge bargain civil lawsuits convicted at trial court personnel court system defendants who plea defense attorney definition of plea dependent variable dismissal Disposition and Length district attorney docket books dominant theory empirically tested Erie County exists felony indictment Frequency Distributions go to trial guilty as charged guilty plea heavy case loads Heumann jurisdictions lawyers length of sentence lenient sentences lessor charge level crimes level felonies level of significance load causing plea magnitude of step mean sentence median length Miller null hypothesis opposing attorneys order to reject percentage of defendants percentage of plea percentage of probation phenomenon plea agreement plea bar plea bargain receive plea negotiations plead guilty reason received probation reject the null result sentence for defendants significant difference social step reduction T-Test Table Table Table Type of Disposition variables X2 for Type