Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Two pieces posted at The Legal Workshop address this topic. The first, by Theodore Eisenberg and Valerie P. Hans (both of Cornell Law School), is titled, Taking a Stand on Taking the Stand: The Effect of a Prior Criminal Record on the Decision to Testify and on Trial Outcomes. The second, by Sherry F. Colb (also of Cornell Law School), is entitled, Prior Convictions at Criminal Trials: A Response to Eisenberg and Hans. Both of these short pieces are well worth reading.