Thursday, July 21, 2011

FYiPOST:"Who’s Better at Defending Criminals? Does Type of Defense Attorney Matter in Terms of Producing Fav

The title of this post is the title of this notable empirical paper by Thomas Cohen from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, which is available now via SSRN. Here is the abstract:

The role of defense counsel in criminal cases constitutes a topic of substantial importance for judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, scholars, and policymakers.  What types of defense counsel (e.g., public defenders, privately retained attorneys, or assigned counsel) represent defendants in criminal cases and how do these defense counsel types perform in terms of securing favorable outcomes for their clients?


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Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist