Every day in criminal courts across the country, thousands of people enter guilty pleas within hours of their arrest at their initial appearance or arraignment
— Read on papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm
This is an interesting article on oversight of misdemeanor arrests.
Misdemeanor cases affect far more people than felony cases, outnumbering felony cases by more than three to one. Yet very little empirical information exists on many aspects of misdemeanor prosecutions. This Article provides the first quantitative look at appellate review in misdemeanor cases, nationwide. It uses data drawn from a random sample of direct criminal appeals decided by every state appellate court in the nation, unpublished aggregate data on misdemeanor trial court cases provided by the Court Statistics Project, and published state court statistics.
King, Nancy J. and Heise, Michael, Misdemeanor Appeals (February 15, 2019). Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3351217
Across the Country, Courts Fail to Reflect the Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Diversity of the Communities They Serve
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/publication/state-supreme-court-diversity
A new study adds to the debate over racial bias in risk assessment tools widely used in courtrooms.
— Read on www.themarshallproject.org/2019/07/01/can-racist-algorithms-be-fixed
This is an excellent resource where there is a real time accounting of the types of cases decided and what cases are waiting to be heard.
I think this is a first of its kind.
— Read on sfdistrictattorney.org/da-stat-dashboards