The Desocialization of the Courts, Sentencing Decision Support and Plea Bargaining

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Vincent, Andrew and Zeleznikow, John (2007) The Desocialization of the Courts, Sentencing Decision Support and Plea Bargaining. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 21 (2). pp. 157-175. ISSN 1360-0869

Abstract

This article details the authors’ attempts to construct a sentencing information system for use in the County Court in the Australian state of Victoria. Particular attention is given to the idea of desocialization of the courts and methods of constructing sentencing information systems. The authors envisage a system that can assist legal aid lawyers to better advise their clients about possible sentencing outcomes as a result of either plea bargain or trial. Advisory systems in this area need to reflect the actual sentencing practice and decision making processes that judges use in reaching their sentences.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3432
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13600860701492179
Official URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1360086...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > SEO Classification > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Keywords ResPubID13935, ResPubID22255. sentencing information system, County Court in Victoria (Australia), desocialization of courts, plea bargaining, advisory systems, sentencing practice, decision making processes
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