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Indigent Defense Services in Large Counties, 1999

NCJ Number
184932
Date Published
November 2000
Author(s)
Carol J. DeFrances, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Marika F.X. Litras, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Describes the methods by which criminal indigent defense is delivered in the Nation's 100 most populous counties.
Abstract

This report details the methods by which criminal indigent defense is delivered in the Nation's 100 most populous counties. It compares the operating expenditures, staffing and caseload of public defender, assigned counsel, and contract services used in these counties. The criminal indigent defense programs examined in the report primarily handled felony criminal cases at the trial level.

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