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Plea Bargaining: Negotiating About Charges And Pleas - A Comparative Study Of India And The US

Shweta Chaturvedi


One of the most terrible problems of Indian judiciary is the pendency of cases which account for around three crores. The Indian Legisature found a solution in the way of Plea Bargaing. The plea bargaining has been one of the latest additions to the criminal law which came into force only in 2006 by the criminal law amendment act, 2005. It has been around ten years since the very incorporation of the concept in the criminal law of India. The researcher aims to assess the success of the concept in India by taking into account the provisions and the judicial pronouncements regarding it. The researcher shall also look into the American model of plea bargaining as it has been inventor of this concept in it and shall also compare both the Indian as well as American models of plea bargain so as to reveal the flaws and assets of either model. The research work briefly take into account the procedures involved in the American model of plea bargaining which has made it an extraordinary and successful tool. As mentioned above the sole aim of this research work is to analyse the Indian model of plea bargaining keeping in mind the successful American model. The research can be used for making the Indian model of plea bargaining much more successful and effective in the legal arena.

Keywords: Indian model of plea bargaining, American model of plea bargaining, pendency of cases.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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