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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorBrauns, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-10T15:24:47Z
dc.date.available2013-12-10T15:24:47Z
dc.date.created2008
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/24202
dc.descriptionNicholas Brauns is a member of the Class of 2008 of Washington and Lee University School of Law.en_US
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring the second half of the 20th century, the United States Supreme Court increased the financial burden on state public defender systems by requiring that every defendant actually imprisoned – whether for a felony or a misdemeanor – be represented by counsel. In the late 20th century, state lawmakers began viewing imprisonment as a means of punishing, rather than rehabilitating, defendants. State lawmakers sought longer terms of imprisonment for criminals and were less willing to provide funds for indigent defender systems. In Georgia, the high cost of providing counsel for indigent defendants, combined with the “tough on crime” attitude of the Georgia legislature, created a budget crisis for the public defender system. This paper argues that unless the Georgia legislature increases the budget for the Georgia Public Defender Standards Counsel, Georgia must stop representing low-level misdemeanor defendants. [Introduction]en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityNicholas Brauns
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dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.title[Georgia's Public Defense System]en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderBrauns, Nicholas
dc.subject.fastPublic defendersen_US
dc.subject.fastLegal assistance to the pooren_US
dc.subject.fastDiscrimination in criminal justice administrationen_US
dc.subject.fastRight to counselen_US
dc.subject.fastGeorgia. Department of Defenseen_US


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