The Resource Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States], James Anderson,Paul Heaton, (electronic resource)

Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States], James Anderson,Paul Heaton, (electronic resource)

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Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States]
Title
Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States]
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James Anderson,Paul Heaton
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Language
eng
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 charged with murder in Philadelphia Municipal Court between 1995-2004, using records provided by the Philadelphia Courts (First Judicial District of Pennsylvania). Data were also obtained from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System web portal, the National Corrections Reporting Program, and the 2000 Census. This study contains a total of 47 variables including public defender representation, defendant demographics, ZIP code characteristics, prior criminal history, case characteristics, case outcomes, and case handling procedures. Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32541.v1
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  • Anderson, James
  • Heaton, Paul
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
32541
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • attorney
  • capital punishment
  • convictions (law)
  • court cases
  • court system
  • courts
  • criminal courts
  • criminal justice system
  • criminal law
  • defendants
  • defense counsel
  • homicide
  • legal representation
  • legal systems
  • murder
  • offenders
  • outcome evaluation
  • plea negotiations
  • poverty
  • public defenders
  • punishment
  • sentencing
  • trials
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Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States], James Anderson,Paul Heaton, (electronic resource)
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Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2013-01-02
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ICPSR32541
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Edition
2012-09-21.
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AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public
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  • (MiAaI)ICPSR32541
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR32541
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Label
Effects of Defense Counsel on Homicide Case Outcomes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1995-2004 [United States], James Anderson,Paul Heaton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2013-01-02
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Control code
ICPSR32541
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2012-09-21.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to the general public
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR32541
  • (MiAaI)ICPSR32541
Type of computer file
Numeric.

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