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Secret deals & bargained justice : lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding plea bargaining in Victoria

Flynn, Asher Leigh Gevaux;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Monash University
Abstract
This thesis examines Victoria’s plea bargaining process and argues that significant benefits would flow from formalisation, in the form of statutory recognition and control. Drawing upon the responses of 42 participants obtained from 57 semi-structured interviews, and the observations of 51 participants, it identifies and analyses the justifications driving the formalisation of Victoria’s plea bargaining process, and discusses the practical and policy implications of formalisation for the adversarial legal culture, the actions of counsel and the judiciary, the pre-trial process and the Legal Aid funding structure. The interview data sheds li...
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free text keywords: formalisation, open access, plea bargaining, ethesis-20100304-071919, 1959.1/167209, thesis(doctorate), court delays and inefficiency, Uncategorized, 2010, monash:29437, law reform, legal culture, prosecutorial discretion
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publication . Other literature type . 2017

Secret deals & bargained justice : lifting the veil of secrecy surrounding plea bargaining in Victoria

Flynn, Asher Leigh Gevaux;