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Notable Recent Publications, March 2023

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    IDRA Webinar Diversity in Indigent Defense Research. Presented in collaboration with the Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center . Articles Milena Ang Idleness as work? How public defenders do their job by waiting . Crime, Law & Social Change. ...Drawing from fieldwork conducted in Oaxaca city, Mexicali, and Tijuana, I find that the public defenders spend a considerable amount of time waiting: waiting in the office for their next case to be assigned, waiting to receive a file, or waiting for the judge to show up in court.... I identify three ways in which defenders do their jobs during their down-time. First, they interchange key information about specific cases with other operators of the system and families and acqua