The book compares the bargaining practice in the United States and Germany, it displays differences and similarities, also taking historical as well as legal and cultural aspects into consideration. The author shows that bargaining in both countries is highly influenced by the respective legal systems - common and civil law. The study also pays attention to current developments, changes and proposed legislation.The desire to account for these facts gave further rise to the plea bargaining practice as an informal and therefore easy way ... well as to adequately individualize sentences.228 B. Administering the Plea Bargaining Practice Plea negotiations do not take ... As a result, today the application of penal law and punishments still vary widely from court to court. ... According to Jacob, Crime and Justice, 190 no particular group benefits or suffers from plea bargaining and sentencing variations.
|Title||:||Bargaining in the Criminal Justice Systems of the United States and Germany|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2008|