Effect of Race and Eyewitness Testimonies on Attorney Plea Bargaining Recommendations
John McCabe, Emily Cowen
Previous research has analyzed the effect that race has on plea bargaining decisions. Studies have shown discrepancies in plea recommendations between white and black defenders. There is a gap in the literature regarding the overlap of race, plea recommendations, and attorney experience. The current study analyzes differences between prosecutors and defense attorneys when recommending plea bargains involving cross race and same race eyewitness testimonies using data collected by Kathy Pezdek. The variables evaluated are race, plea recommendations, and attorney factors such as years of experience and type of attorney.
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
Critical Evaluation of Our Times; Diversity; Community
"Effect of Race and Eyewitness Testimonies on Attorney Plea Bargaining Recommendations" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3180.
Presentation: 2:00-2:20 p.m., Humanities 109