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Free justice : a history of the public defender in twentieth-century America

Author: Sara Mayeux
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every day, in courtrooms around the United States, thousands of criminal defendants are represented by public defenders (lawyers provided by the government for those who cannot afford private counsel). Though often taken for granted, the modern American public defender is a recent invention with a surprisingly contentious history--one that offers insights not only about the 'carceral state,' but also about the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Mayeux
ISBN: 9781469656021 1469656027 9781469661650 1469661659
OCLC Number: 1119482472
Description: xi, 271 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Free Justice --
From Charity to Right --
Democratic Justice --
A Permanent Crisis --
Local Injustice --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Other Titles: History of the public defender in twentieth-century America
Responsibility: Sara Mayeux.

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Chronicles the intertwined histories of constitutional doctrine, big philanthropy, professional in-fighting, and Cold War culture that made public defenders ubiquitous but embattled figures in  Read more...

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