The Implication Of The Law On Plea Bargaining In Criminal Justice System In Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

DECLARATION ...................................... , ........................................... i 

APPROVAL ................................................................................................................... ii 

CHAPTER ONE ................................................................................................................ 1 

1.0 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 1 

I. I Background of the study ............................................................. I 

1.2 Statement of the problem ......................................................... 2 

1.3 Purpose of the study .................................................................. .3 

I .4 Research objectives ..................................................................... 3 

. 1.5 Research Questions ........................................................... : ... 3 

1.6 Scope of the study .................................................................... .4 

1.6. I Geographical scope ............................................................... .4 

1.6.2 Content scope........................................................................... 4 

I .6.3 Time scope ............................................................................... .4 

1.7 Significance .................................................................................. 5 

1.8 Methodology ........................................................................ 5 

1.9 Literature review ......................................................................... 6 

CHAPTER TWO .......................................................... ........ 12 

RELATED LAW AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS ON PLEA BARGAINING ..... 12 

2.1 lntroduction ........................................................................... 12 

2.2 Form ofpl

2.3.1 The gravity ofthe crime .................................................................................................... _. .. 13 

2.3.2 Adequacy ofpunishment ...................................................................................................... 13 

2.3 .3 The offender .......................................................................................................................... 14 

2.3.4 The victim ............................................................... ~ ............................................................. 15 

2.3.5 Evidence ......................................................................................................................... : ..... 15 

CHAPTER THREE ..................................................................................................................... 17 

THE IMPLICATION OF PLEA BARGAINING IN UGANDA ............................................ 17 

3. I Introduction .............................................................................................................................. I 7 

3.2 The Arguments against Plea Bargaining at the National Level. .............................................. 17 

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3.2.1 Pressure to Plead and Condemnation of the Innocent .......................................................... 17 

3.3 Plea Bargaining Violates the Human Rights of the Accused .................................................. 23 

3.4 Plea Bargaining gives too much Discretion and Power to the Prosecutor .............................. 25 

3.6 Plea Bargaining results in Sentences that fail to recognise the Gravity of the Criminal 

Conduct .......................................................................................................................................... 30 

3. 7 The Arguments for Plea Bargaining at National Level ........................................................... 33 

BIBLIOGRAPHY .......................................................................................................................... 36

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Research, S. (2022). The Implication Of The Law On Plea Bargaining In Criminal Justice System In Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-implication-of-the-law-on-plea-bargaining-in-criminal-justice-system-in-uganda

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Research, SSA "The Implication Of The Law On Plea Bargaining In Criminal Justice System In Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-implication-of-the-law-on-plea-bargaining-in-criminal-justice-system-in-uganda. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Research, SSA . "The Implication Of The Law On Plea Bargaining In Criminal Justice System In Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-implication-of-the-law-on-plea-bargaining-in-criminal-justice-system-in-uganda >.

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Research, SSA . "The Implication Of The Law On Plea Bargaining In Criminal Justice System In Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-implication-of-the-law-on-plea-bargaining-in-criminal-justice-system-in-uganda

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