oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Plea bargaining in the United States of America and South Africa
|Article Title||Plea bargaining in the United States of America and South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Dept of Criminal and Procedural Law, UNISA|
|Publication Date||Jul 1996|
|Pages||168 - 222|
|Keyword(s)||American criminal justice system, Plea bargaining, Plea negotiations, South Africa, South African criminal justice system and United States of America|
Plea bargaining is practised on a massive scale in the United States. In this article, I shall attempt to set out the relevant principles relating to this vast field in the criminal justice system of the United States. Finally, I shall try, with reference to the position in South Africa, to indicate whether all, some or none of the principles relating to plea bargaining are relevant to the South African legal system.
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