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One in five indigent murder defendants in Philadelphia are randomly assigned representation by public defenders while the remainder receive court-appointed private attorneys. Compared to appointed counsel, public defenders in Philadelphia reduce their clients' murder conviction rate by 19%, lower the probability of a life sentence by 62%, and reduce overall expected time served in prison by 24%.
An analysis of the outcomes for murder defendants who were represented either by public defenders or by appointed private counsel in Philadelphia raises important questions about the adequacy and fairness of
the criminal justice system.
This book examines charter schools in eight states, assessing student characteristics; their effectiveness in raising student achievement, graduation, and college entry; and their competitive effects on achievement in traditional public schools.
Published commentary by RAND staff: Straight Talk About a Report on Achievement at City Schools, in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
February 1, 2007 news release: Study Finds Academic Gains Not Superior Among Philadelphia Students Enrolled in Privately Run Public Schools
Since 2002, the nation's largest experiment in the private management of public schools has been under way in Philadelphia. This study examines achievement effects in privately managed schools relative to schools with district-led interventions.
Describes the distinctly European business philosophy of the eventual tenant, Norwegian shipbuilding giant Kvaerner, and the conditions of its deal with Philadelphia.
The authors calculated APACHE II scores and predicted risks of hospital death of 235 patients who were admitted to the MICU.
A simple model of the impact of transportation savings on urban development is presented. The sensitivity of the model to several policy variables (e.g., transit fares, parking charges, station or interchange locations, etc.) is explored.