Lucian Dervan

Southern Illinois University School of Law

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Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Illinois University School of Law, he writes the Plea Bargaining Blog

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The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

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