Problem 8RE

Prison and Plea. Use the data in the accompanying table (based on data from Does It Pay to Plead Guilty? Differential Sentencing and the Functioning of the Criminal Courts, ” by Brereton and Casper, Law and Society Review, Vol. 16, No. 1). Express all probabilities as decimal numbers.

Prison and Plea If 1 of the subjects is randomly selected, find the probability of selecting someone who entered a plea of not guilty or was not sentenced to prison.

Solution 8RE

= 0.619