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DPP 'sells' shortcut to justice

Haji launched plea bargain and diversion to decongest the court system.

In Summary
  • About 64 per cent of cases in Russia were resolved through plea bargain by 2014. The US reported 97 per cent resolution by 2015.
  • There are cuts on the costs of running a full trial, and maintaining prisoners, including those on remand.

The wheel of justice could move faster if consumers buy into the principles of plea bargain and diversion.

Plea bargain is a negotiated agreement between a criminal and a prosecutor. The ...

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