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NCJ Number: 40848 Find in a Library
Title: AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAWYER - A ROLE DEFINITION (FROM ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE SYSTEM - AN INTRODUCTION, 1977, BY DONALD T. SHANAHAN - SEE NCJ-40835)
Author(s): G F COLE
Corporate Author: Holbrook Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Holbrook Press
Boston, MA 02110
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE CONTRASTS THE PROPER FUNCTIONS OF THE DEFENSE COUNSEL AND PROSECUTOR WITH THEIR ACTUAL ROLES IN AN ADVERSARY, DUE PROCESS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE ACTUAL ROLE OF THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY IS STRUCTURED BY HIS OCCUPATIONAL ENVIRONMENT WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. RECRUITMENT INTO CRIMINAL PRACTICE, FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, AND THE DEMANDS OF THE SYSTEM FOR A SPEEDY DISPOSITION OF A HUGE CASELOAD CREATES NEEDS THAT ARE MET THROUGH A PROCESS OF ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES SUCH AS PLEA BARGAINING, THE DECISION TO CHARGE, AND OTHER INFORMAL DISPOSITIONS. WHETHER THESE PRACTICES ARE PROPER IN AN ADVERSARY SYSTEM IS QUESTIONED....MSP
Index Term(s): Defense counsel; Dispositions; Due process model; Plea negotiations; Prosecutors; Role conflict
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