In our latest N.C. Juvenile Defender podcast, we talk to Dr. Anne Corbin about her new book, Dilemma of Duties: The Conflicted Role of Juvenile Defenders, which outlines patterns of role conflict experienced by juvenile defenders specifically in North Carolina. Corbin is a law-trained social scientist with an extensive background in research focused on the professional development of government agents and criminal justice professionals. In her book, through interviews with 24 juvenile defense attorneys across the Tar Heel State, Corbin examines the role of juvenile defenders and the internal and external pressures experienced by defenders to divert from expressed-interest advocacy to best-interest advocacy.
During the podcast, we discuss the background behind Dilemma of Duties, Corbin’s thoughts on how role conflict may be affected once Raise the Age is fully implemented, ideas from other defenders regarding the juvenile justice system, and much more.
This was our longest interview so far, and to make it easier to digest, we’ve broken it into two 25-minute segments. Please take a moment to listen to part one of two here and feel free to listen to the final segment here to get all of the substantial info Corbin had to share with us. Also, please check out Dilemma of Duties, which is available in print and e-book format and can be purchased through Southern Illinois University Press, Amazon, Google Books, Goodreads, or wherever you like to make your book purchases!