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The innocent cannot afford to plead guilty: The impact of the criminal court charge

Johnston, Ed

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Ed Johnston Edward2.Johnston@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Lecturer - FBL - LAW - ULAW0001



Abstract

The article examines the impact of the controversial criminal court charge. The article suggests there are wide ranging consequences of the charge which exacerbate the already over crowded prison system. Furthermore, the charge is in direct conflict with the overriding objective of the Criminal Procedure Rules.

Citation

Johnston, E. (2015). The innocent cannot afford to plead guilty: The impact of the criminal court charge. Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 179, 670-671

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Feb 17, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2016
Journal Criminal Law and Justice Weekly
Print ISSN 1759-7943
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 179
Pages 670-671
Keywords criminal procedure, criminal justice, court charge, criminal procedure rules
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/842583
Publisher URL http://www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk/features/Innocent-Cannot-Afford-Plead-Not-Guilty
Additional Information Additional Information : Originally published in Criminal Law and Justice Weekly (179) published by LexisNexis UK.

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