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NCJ Number: 30771 Find in a Library
Title: INDIGENTS' DISSATISFACTION WITH ASSIGNED COUNSEL (FROM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS REVIEW, 1974 BY JON S SCHULTZ AND JON P THAMES - SEE NCJ-30751)
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: William S Hein and Co, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: William S Hein and Co, Inc
Buffalo, NY 14209
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REVIEW OF LOWER FEDERAL COURT DECISIONS ON THE DEFINITION OF EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE OF COUNSEL, THE DUTY OF THE COURT TO PROVIDE EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE, AND DEFENDANT REMEDIES BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER TRIAL.
Abstract: ALSO CONSIDERED ARE STANDARDS FOR APPEALS BASED ON INDIGENT DEFENDANT ALLEGATIONS OF FAULTY REPRESENTATION. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT A REAPPRAISAL OF THE COURT'S IMPRECISE DEFINITION OF EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION IS REQUIRED; THAT RESTRICTIONS OF THE RIGHT TO EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF A RIGID STANDARD ON REVIEW IS INAPPROPIRATE; AND THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT REPRESENTATION FOR INDIGENT DEFENDANTS WOULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER PROGRAM EQUIPPED WITH INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES, PROVIDING LAWYERS EXPERIENCED IN CRIMINAL TRIALS.
Index Term(s): Defender systems; Defense counsel effectiveness; Federal courts; Indigents; Judicial decisions
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