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Plea bargaining and torture

2013-01-16 16:40:59.59186+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Philip Greenspun: Plea bargaining and torture in light of the Aaron Swartz case, in which Philip summarizes Torture and Plea Bargaining by John H. Langbein (University of Chicago Law Review 1978) and suggests that the extreme punishments that could occur when a case goes to trial vs the small punishments for taking a plea bargain have created an environment in which we're likely convicting a lot of people who are innocent, or would be found so by a jury.

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