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Societal perceptions of wrongful convictions
In recent years wrongful convictions have received a considerable amount of research attention. This flourishing interest has resulted in a growing body of literature that aims to investigate this criminal justice phenomenon. ...
Benefits of apology for offenders: the effects of victim presence and coercion on apologies
Offenders in some restorative justice programs are required to offer an apology as a condition of successful completion of the restorative justice procedure, or else return to court. Apologies can be required even when ...
Examing the effects of apology and compensation on participants' perceptions of exonerees.
Research suggests that exonerees experience stigma post-incarceration that causes reintegration difficulties (Westervelt & Cook, 2010). Using Weiner’s (1993) theory of social motivation, we investigated whether apology or ...