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Let's see how research can impact policy in the courts:
While there are no exact estimates of the proportion of cases that are resolved through plea bargaining, scholars estimate that about 90 to 95 percent of both federal and state court cases are resolved through this process (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005; Flanagan and Maguire, 1990).
Here is more recent information.
What does this research tell you about shift in the justice system and the impact on due process- as well as the impact on officer morale when they put a case together only to see it plea bargained?
NOTE: Please do not base your post on how this "clears the docket" (that will not be accepted as a gradable answer) . This is about criminal law, the Constitution and due process- not expediting cases. Thanks!