The article examines post-conviction delays in Pennsylvania, providing a quantitative study of post-trial collateral view. The first empirical study of its kind, the article employs a range of empirical methods for systematically measuring litigation times, and presents a descriptive analysis of the factors accelerating or impeding disposition. The article concludes that trial court collateral relief litigation in Pennsylvania can be improved by adopting several recommendations that will achieve the goal of "fair and just" post-conviction relief procedures.
Donald J. Harris, Kim Nieves & Thomas M. Place,
Dispatch and Delay: Post Conviction Relief Act Litigation in Non-Capital Cases,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol41/iss3/3