Principal Investigator(s): Pezdek, Kathy
Summary: The purpose of the study was to assess how the strength of eyewitness evidence affects plea bargaining decisions by prosecutors and defense attorneys. Surveys were administered to 93 defense attorneys and 46 prosecutors from matched counties in California. On the questionnaire, each participant was asked four background questions and read four versions of a crime scenario in which two specific eyewitness factors -- (a) same- versus cross-race identification and (b) prior contact or not -- were e... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32181.v1
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