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An Analysis of Known Exonerations of Innocent Criminal Defendants in the United States Since 1989

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An Analysis of Known Exonerations of Innocent Criminal Defendants in the United States Since 1989
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Corona, Isabel
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Sprint 2021 VIRTUAL DATA TO POLICY SYMPOSIUM

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Abstract:
The National Registry of Exonerations contains information on a total of 2774 known exonerations in the United States since 1989. The number of years wrongfully imprisoned for these individuals range from 0 years to 58 years. While it should be a priority to avoid wrongful convictions in the first place, investigating the relationship between the number of years an individual spends wrongfully imprisoned and other factors can help develop policies which lead to faster exonerations or remove policies which slow down this process in order to minimize the number of years an innocent individual spends behind bars. We use a multiple linear regression model to investigate the relationship between the number of years wrongfully imprisoned and several explanatory variables such as age, sex, race, state of conviction, type of crime, sentence, and year of crime.
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Collected for Auraria Institutional Repository by the Self-Submittal tool. Submitted by Isabel Corona.
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Unpublished

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Auraria Institutional Repository
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Auraria Library
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