Legal Representation and Social Class
After listening to the interview with Stephen B. Bright, The quality of a legal defense: Does it matter if you’re rich or poor?, please respond to the following:
- How does geographic location play a role in the quality of representation provided by the public defender?
- How does the overburdened public defense system in many areas contribute to issues of wrongful conviction?
- Contrast the legal representation described by Bright to the level of representation available to white-collar, corporate, and environmental crimes.
- This discussion highlights two issues – wrongful conviction and the overburdened public defender system. How can these problems be solved?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references