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Accession Number PB2014-103270
Title Study of Victim Experiences of Wrongful Conviction.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 105p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Over the past three decades, the rate of exonerations has more than doubled, growing from an average of 24 per year from 1989 through 1999 to an average of 52 per year from 2000 through 2010. While significant strides have been made to identify and assist wrongfully convicted individuals in gaining their freedom and transitioning to life after exoneration, little is known about the experiences of victims during this process. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice funded ICF International to conduct an exploratory study examining victim1 experiences in cases of wrongful conviction in order to begin to fill this gap in knowledge. This report documents the methodology and findings from the study, and examines the implications for practice and policy.
Keywords Convictions
Criminal investigations
Judicial pardon
Wrongful conviction

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author ICF, Inc., Fairfax, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number NIJ-GS-23F-8182H

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