Politics and Plea Bargaining: Victims' Rights in California

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Index
Adversarial justice system, 3-4, 183, 185 as truth-testing method, 53, 113
Alameda County ( California), 78-79, 105-106
certified guilty pleas in, 101-104
charging process in, 152-153
organizational changes under Proposition 8, 134, 151
plea bargaining in, 147, 150, 151
plea bargaining styles in, 109, 110- 114, 136
plea bargaining under Proposition 8, 118-121
political make-up, 107
prison sentence frequency in, 99
prison sentence lengths in, 100-101
Alaska, plea bargaining ban in, 34-35, 36
American Bar Association, 155
Attorneys, See Defense attorneys; Prosecutors
Ballot initiatives, 20-22
Berk, Richard, 12
Bird, Rose, 24, 25, 32
Board of Prison Terms, 9
Bok, Sissela, 192, 197
Brackman, Harold, 12
Brereton, David, 4
Brown, Jerry, 26
California District Attorneys Association, 30
California Peace Officers Association, 23
California Penal Code
crime concern impact on, 12-13
plea bargaining in, 29-30, 83, 84
recidivist charges, 155
California Supreme Court
challenges to Proposition 8, 31-32
effort to unseat justices, 14, 22, 25
Carter, Lief, 134
Caseloads
plea bargaining and, xi-xii, 58, 59, 66, 69, 141-143, 165
Proposition 8 effect on, 120, 122
trial rates, 90-92
Casper, Jonathan D., 4
Categorization, in plea bargaining 53, 54-56, 60-61, 117, 132
Child molestation cases, 157
Citizens' Committee to Stop Crime, 27
Conservatives, views of criminal justice, 5-6, 10
Cost-benefit assessments, in plea bargaining, 56, 57, 115, 165
Courts (see also Criminal procedure)
adaptation to new laws, 132-136
impediments to change, 2-4, 133-134
organizational structure, 3, 130-132
plea bargaining procedures compared, 145
plea bargaining shift from upper to lower, 84, 89, 92-95
procedures, 2-3
socialization in, 132-136
workloads. See Caseloads
Cramer, James A., 52, 53
Cranston, Alan, 23
Cressey, Donald R., 75
Crime
normal crime, 60-64, 135-136, 202- 203

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