Media feature on Professor Dervan's plea bargaining research

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Media feature on Professor Dervan's plea bargaining research

April 19, 2015

Lucian Dervan

The Southern Illinoisan featured Professor Lucian Dervan's research about plea bargaining and why innocent people plead guilty.

The story was part of a special section examining the U.S. criminal justice system and the guarantees of the Sixth Amendment. 

“One of the focuses of plea bargaining research today is to make sure that the manner in which the plea bargaining system works is one that really does give defendants a choice and does therefore preserve their constitutional right to trial,” Dervan said.

Read the full article here.