The Ethics of Pleading Guilty
Edited by Julian V Roberts and Jesper Ryberg
This book addresses the fundamental ethical and legal aspects, penal consequences, and social context arising from a citizen’s acceptance of guilt. It focuses on sentencing people who have pleaded guilty; in short, post-adjudication, rather than issues arising from discussions in the pretrial phase of the criminal process.
The book explores questions such as:
– If an individual voluntarily accepts guilt, should the State receive this plea without further investigation or any disinterested adjudication?
– Is it ethically acceptable to allow defendants to self-convict, without independent confirmation and evidence to support a conviction?
Julian V Roberts is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford, UK.
Jesper Ryberg is Professor of Ethics and Philosophy of Law at Roskilde University, Denmark.
Feb 2023 | 9781509957439 | 256pp | Hbk | RRP: £90 / $120
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