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Call for Presentations: Seventh Annual National Convening on Research and Data in Indigent Defense

This year the American Society of Criminology meeting will be in Washington D.C. Nov 18-21, and IDRA will be holding our Seventh National Convening on Research and Data in Indigent Defense. We're pleased to announce a call for presentations for this unique event.

Call for Presentations
Seventh Annual National Convening on 
Research and Data in Indigent Defense, The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting

As in previous years, we will host panels of presentations from IDRA members. Panels are 80 minutes long and typically have three presentations followed by Q&A, though exact format is flexible. You should feel free to submit entire panels, or single presentations, which we will organize into panels of three. The ASC meeting ‘hosts’ us – which means that they place our panels on the program of their larger meeting, but arrange them in a ‘track’, scheduled sequentially in the same room. We won’t know the exact room number or schedule for the panels until late summe…

Notable Recent Publications - February 2020

Notable Recent Publications features the latest empirical research and data related to indigent defense. Should you have suggestions, ideas for work that should be included, or trouble accessing any of the articles featured, please write to albdavies@smu.edu.
Articles Justin D. Levinson, Robert J. Smith, Koichi Hioki. Race and Retribution: An Empirical Study of Implicit Bias and Punishment in America. Vol 53, U. C. Davis Law Review, pp. 839-891.
"The study we present in this Article demonstrates that the core support for retribution’s use has been shaken by implicit racial bias. Our national empirical study, conducted with over 500 jury-eligible citizens, shows that race cannot be separated from the concept of retribution itself. The study finds, for example, that Americans automatically associate the concepts of payback and retribution with Black and the concepts of mercy and leniency with White. Furthermore, the study showed that the level of a person’s retribution-race implic…