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Notable Recent Publications - August, 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 . Articles Aliya Birnbaum & Emily Haney-Caron, What advice do parents give their children about plea bargains? Understanding the role of parent race, attorney race, and attorney recommendations , Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice , Vol 21/2, pp. 128-155. This study examined parent acquiescence to attorney recommendations in plea bargain decisions, and the effect of racial similarity between an attorney and their juvenile client’s parent. Scholarship indicates that youth are vulnerable to the influence of authority figures in plea-bargaining, leading to a reliance on parental and attorney input for plea decisions. Parents read a vignette with attorney’s race manipulated, imagining they are participating in th