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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. ...
Perceptions of false confessions: Reducing prejudice toward exonerees through the use of educational materials
Educational campaigns are commonly used for prejudice reduction (Levy Paluck & Green, 2009). We were interested if educational campaigns, such as those used by innocence organizations, were successful in reducing prejudice ...
A content and thematic analysis of Reddit discussions about When They See Us
As the number of wrongful conviction media productions increases, an understanding of their impact on viewers is prudent. In this thesis, I investigated the effect of watching When They See Us – a dramatized miniseries ...
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 ...
Individuals’ empathic responses to exonerees’ emotional and physical suffering
In exploring avenues to combat the stigma exonerees experience, a study was conducted to examine whether exposure to an exoneree’s suffering increases empathy and helping, and whether different empathic responses (e.g., ...
#RodneyReed: a content and thematic analysis of a trending innocence campaign
Having spent 23 years (and counting) on death row for a murder conviction which is believed to be wrongful, Rodney Reed’s innocence campaign was shared on social media by celebrities, news organizations, and the public ...