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n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Judicial scrutiny of plea and sentence agreements : regspraak

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Abstract

The historical development in South Africa of the informal practice generally referred to as plea bargaining in criminal proceedings in terms of which the prosecution and defence negotiate on a guilty plea by an accused person to certain (lesser) charges in exchange for the possible imposition of a specific (reduced) sentence, is well documented (see Isakow and Van Zyl Smit "Negotiated justice and the legal context" 1985 173; Van Zyl Smit and Isakow "The decision on how to plead: a study of plea negotation in supreme court criminal matters" 1986 3; Trichardt and Krull "A confession for a concession" 1987 428; Joubert "Aanvaarding van skuldigpleit en pleitonderhandeling: afhandeling van strafsake buite die formele verhoorproses" 1995 297; Kriegler Hiemstra (1993) 259; Bekker "Plea bargaining in the United States of America and South Africa" 1996 168; Watney "Pleitonderhandeling: oorsprong en 'n toekomsblik" 1996 310 and Du Toit (2005) 15-5).

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2006-01-01
2016-12-08
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