Principal Investigator(s): Church, Thomas W. Jr.
Summary: This study attempts to operationalize the concept of local legal culture by examining differences in the processing of twelve hypothetical criminal cases in four criminal courts. Questionnaires asking how these hypothetical cases should best be handled were administered to judges, district attorneys, and defense attorneys in four cities: Bronx County (New York City), New York, Detroit, Michigan, Miami, Florida, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In each city, the presiding judge, prosecutor, a... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07808.v1
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