The Psychology of Criminal Justice: Examining Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining

Proshan, Julia L.


  • The majority of criminal cases are resolved through plea bargaining processes, yet few studies in psychology have focused on the factors informing racial disparities in plea deals. Limited previous research indicates that defense attorneys tend to recommend plea bargains with more prison time to Black clients versus White clients in the same legal scenario (Edkins, 2011). The current study aims to ... read more
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