Hannah Alison Cola
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Wrongful convictions are a problem in the United States. Factors such as prosecutorial misconduct, racial bias, mistaken eyewitness testimony, and false confessions are said to play a role. This study focuses on prosecutorial misconduct. Research examining prosecutorial misconduct as a factor in wrongful convictions is limited. In this study, cases found in The National Registry of Exonerations, which contains the individuals who have been recognized as exonerated from a wrongful conviction in the United States, is used to examine the extent of prosecutorial misconduct as a factor in wrongful convictions. Differences across age, race, gender, crime are explored.
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"Prosecutorial Misconduct: Understanding the Impact on Wrongful Convictions" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2479.