Does the Lawyer Make a Difference? Public Defender v. Appointed Counsel

April 2012
Criminal Justice;Spring2012, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p46
The article focuses on the difference between the public defender and the appointed counsel. It mentions a study released by Rand Corp. regarding the impact of the lawyer's identity in terms of conviction rates and sentences. The structured qualitative interviews conducted with counsels, public defenders and judges are discussed. A review of the compensation of an appointed counsel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is also presented.


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