Plea bargains and criminal justice, How to end illegal scam calls

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We explore new research about how prosecutors pursue plea bargains even when a defendant might be innocent. Then, the head of consumer protection discusses a new task force to end illegal scam calls.

Featured in this Show

  • New research on plea bargaining’s 'innocence problem'

    Research published last month from a UW law professor shows how prosecutors can use plea bargaining power to preserve convictions, even when chances are high that a defendant is innocent. We discuss what the research calls plea bargaining’s “innocence problem.”

  • Wisconsin joins nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

    Wisconsin is joining a nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force to investigate and take legal action over illegal scam calls. We discuss robocalls with the head of a consumer protection unit that handles Wisconsin’s Do Not Call List and thousands of complaints each year.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Keith Findley Guest
  • Michael Domke Guest

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