It is widely assumed that criminal defendants who face multiple charges in a single trial have a harder time prevailing than those who face several trials of one count each. Conventional wisdom also has it that a defendant who is joined for trial with other suspects is worse off than one who stands trial alone. Until now, these assumptions have never been tested empirically.
The Impact of Joinder and Severance on Federal Criminal Cases: An Empirical StudyHossein Abbasi and Andrew Leipold ,
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