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.
Websites and other resources
- Ángela’s website and on Twitter
- Article highlights, Summary, Quick findings & Flashcards via Scholarcy
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What’s The Angle? by Shane Ivers