13 Law & Society Review 467 (1979)
This paper explores the use of different types of sentence bargaining tactics in ten federal district courts. We distinguish between proactive and reactive prosecutorial orientation, and hypothesize that proactive prosecution of upperworld crime is associated with more explicit sentence bargaining than is the reactive prosecution of underworld crime. We present evidence for and explanations of this relationship.
Bernstein, Ilene Nagel and Hagan, John, "The Sentence Bargaining of Upperworld and Underworld Crime in Ten Federal District Courts" (1979). Articles by Maurer Faculty. Paper 2069.