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Notable Recent Publications, January 2024

Notable Recent Publications features the latest empirical research and data related to indigent defense. Contact IDRA if you have suggestions we should add to our list! Book Matthew J. Greife, Thwarting Death: A Legal Culture of Resistance Among Colorado Death Penalty Defense Lawyers . Springer. [From the website:] This book examines the lived experiences of death penalty defense lawyers and how they created a legal culture of resistance to the death penalty. It argues that an important social component of death penalty abolition in the state of Colorado was due to the efforts of capital defense attorneys. Specifically, it explores how the death penalty defense lawyers created and embraced a legal culture of resistance which compelled the attorneys to fight tenaciously in order to win life sentences for clients that had committed brutal homicides. A legal culture of resistance does not exist in a vacuum. Thwarting Death  traces the lived experience of 15 death penalty defense