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Sarahxx16

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News article or cases for plea bargaining ???
« on: February 26, 2019, 06:44:59 pm »
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Is there any cases or news article that show that lawyers or prosecutors have pressure offenders in accepting plea bargain ?

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Re: News article or cases for plea bargaining ???
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 12:13:31 am »
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Is there any cases or news article that show that lawyers or prosecutors have pressure offenders in accepting plea bargain ?

Hi,

Sorry this is late, but I don't think there are many cases/articles for misconduct in plea bargains in Australia except for the Andrew Mallard case and Darryl Beamish case - both of which I googled. However, the only case I can think of at the top of my head is the Central Park Five case that happened in the US. It's pretty interesting but it's not really relevant to our syllabus, as HSC legal studies tends to focus on NSW cases only.

Sources:
News.com.au featuring the Central Park Five case https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/infamous-case-of-the-central-park-five/news-story/661987f208eef9e892d4ef08db5ccc51
ABC "False confessions are common than we imagine it and Perth's history proves it" https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-18/when-a-murder-confession-is-a-con/9249382

Just wanted to add that there is also a netflix documentary coming out on 31 May 2019 called "When They See Us" about the Central Park Five case.

Hope this helps,
- avocadinq




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