Law and Human Behavior
COVID 19 (Disease) -- United States, Administration of criminal justice -- United States
COVID-19 has impacted many facets of daily life and the legal system is no exception. Legal scholars have hypothesized that the effects of the pandemic may contribute to more coercive plea bargains (Cannon, 2020; Johnson, 2020). In this study, we explored defense attorneys' perceptions of whether and how the plea process has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Daftary-Kapur, T., Henderson, K. S., & Zottoli, T. M. (2021). COVID-19 exacerbates existing system factors that disadvantage defendants: Findings from a national survey of defense attorneys. Law and Human Behavior, 45(2), 81–96. https://doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000442