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Sporazum o priznanju krivice u pravu evropskih zemalja: primjer Italije
Plea Bargaining in the Law of European Countries: The Example of Italy

Author(s): Veljko Turanjanin
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Recent History (1900 till today), Penal Policy
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: plea bargaining; Italy; judicial decisions; penalties;

Summary/Abstract: The author in this work elaborates about institute known as plea bargaining. Plea bargaining is the institute from the Anglo-American legal law system which in the last 30-ish years taking a significant place in the Criminal Procedure Codes among the European countries, approaching on that way two different legal law systems. The first European country, who introduces in her legal system plea bargaining, was Italy. Through analyses provisions of the law, the author concludes that the plea bargaining is on the good way to be widely exerted. After Italy, every country in the Europe incorporated in her legal system plea bargaining, with more or less differences. The paper brings review of provisions of the new Italian Codice di Procedura Penale from the year of 1988. New Code was very revolutionary and bring much new in the law. The most important news was plea bargaining. The author concludes that plea bargaining is not in the enough use. The reasons for that we can search in the, for now, a small area of appliance.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 147-166
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian