Seeking Justice by Plea: The Prosecutor’s Ethical Obligations During Plea Bargaining

  • Palma Paciocco

Assistant Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. This article is adapted from portions of my doctoral dissertation, which I wrote as an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School with financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada under the supervision of Professors Jeannie Suk, Ron Sullivan, and Robert Scanlan. I am indebted to my wonderful supervisory team for their tremendous support. I am also grateful to the reference librarians at the Harvard Law School Library, especially Michelle Pearse; to the Graduate Program administrators and staff, especially Jane Fair Bestor; and to my colleagues in the SJD Program. I presented portions of the research from this article at the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 30th International Conference, and at the conference on The Legitimate Ambit of Domestic and International Criminalization jointly hosted by the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crimes and Security, and the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. I am thankful to those who organized and attended both conferences. Finally, I am grateful to the editors of this journal and to the anonymous peer reviewers for their very insightful comments and suggestions.

Citation: (2017) 63:1 McGill LJ 45

Référence : (2017) 63:1 RD McGill 45

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Cover of Volume 63, Number 1, September 2017, pp. 1-199, McGill Law Journal