What effect did copying the U.S.’s legal system have on Colombia’s incarceration system? In episode 92, Ángela Zorro Medina from the University of Chicago discussed her research into how transitioning to an adversarial model of criminal procedure – one controlled by the prosecutor and defense, rather than by the judge and court – impacted the number of inmates detained before their court trials. Her open-access preprint manuscript “The Failed War on Pre-Trial Detention: Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Reform,” was published to Social Science Research Network (SSRN) on Oct. 23, 2020.

 

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Hosts / Producers

Ryan Watkins & Doug Leigh

How to Cite

Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Medina, A. Z.. (2021). Parsing Science – Unintended Consequences of Legal Reforms. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13661042 

Music

What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers

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