Mackenzie, Geraldine and Vincent, Andrew and Zeleznikow, John (2007) Decision support for criminal sentencing and plea bargaining. In: Law and Technology 2007, 24-26 Sept 2007, Berkeley, USA.
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[Abstract]: Most research on developing sentencing decision support systems has focused upon providing ranges of possible sentences for judges. In this paper we investigate developing decision support systems for criminal law defenders. We use Toulmin’s theory of argumentation to build an argument based system which focuses upon explaining its reasoning. A criminal defense lawyer can spend considerable time on negotiating a plea. Thus our sentencing decision support system is being extended to support plea bargaining between Victoria Legal Aid and the Office of Public Prosecutions.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sentencing decision support systems, plea bargaining, online dispute resolution, discretion, toulmin argumentation|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified|
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160203 Courts and Sentencing
|Subjects:||390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390400 Law Enforcement > 390401 Criminology|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2008 12:14|
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