Principal Investigator(s): Anderson, James; Heaton, Paul
Summary: This study measured the difference that defense counsel made to the outcome of homicide and death penalty cases. One in five indigent murder defendants in Philadelphia were randomly assigned representation by the Defender Association of Philadelphia while the remainder received court-appointed private attorneys. This study's research design utilized this random assignment to measure how defense counsel affected murder case outcomes. The research team collected data on 3,157 defendants cha... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32541.v1
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