Author Shields, Christopher A
Title American Terrorism Trials : Prosecutorial and Defense Strategies
Imprint El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC, 2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (186 pages)
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Series Law and Society
Law and Society
Note Intro -- CONTENTS -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Analyzing Trial Strategies Before and After 9/11 -- Chapter 2: Background Research and Concepts -- Chapter 3: Three Intriguing Questions -- Chapter 4: The American Terrorism Study -- Chapter 5: Some Initial Answers -- Chapter 6: Prosecutorial and Defense Strategies -- Chapter 7: The Impact of Group Reorganization -- Chapter 8: Evolving Trial Strategies -- Chapter 9: Policy Concerns -- Appendices -- References -- Index
Since 1980, prosecutors and defense attorneys handling federal terrorism trials have developed politicized strategies and counter strategies unique to terrorism trials, and those strategies have had a significant impact on case outcomes. Moreover, case outcomes were positively impacted by proactive policy changes implemented in the wake of 9/11. Building on structural contextual theory and the hydraulic effect, Shields finds that when prosecutors rely less heavily on highly politicized prosecution strategies, conviction rates increased. In fact, his findings indicate that the more prosecutors politicize a case, the more likely the case goes to trial, increasing the odds of acquittal
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Link Print version: Shields, Christopher A. American Terrorism Trials : Prosecutorial and Defense Strategies El Paso : LFB Scholarly Publishing LLC,c2012 9781593324827
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