If a plea agreement is negotiated, no trial is held. These questions have been given special attention in countries belonging to the Civil Law Tradition France and Belgium, among others as a result of the importance ascribed to the substantive incrimination and processing sentencing rules according to this tradition.
Several gaps were identified in the records, the main one being the lack of data concerning the offender.
District Courts, the U. The processing flow shows that, out of those initially reported cases, only A party may ask the U.
In many countries such as Burma a person can be sentenced to prison for merely disagreeing with the government. ABSTRACT The current article is intended to demonstrate the advantages of prioritizing an analysis of court caseload processing for a given type of crime and proceeding to a comparison of the results obtained from empirical studies in different countries.