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ERIC Number: EJ949473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Experiencing Wrongful and Unlawful Conviction
Wildeman, Jennifer; Costelloe, Michael; Schehr, Robert
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v50 n7 p411-432 2011
This study examines how those wrongfully convicted and punished experience life after exoneration. Using data from intensive individual, in-person interviews with 55 exonerees, we measure both the short- and long-term psychological effects associated with wrongful conviction. The results of this research demonstrate that a substantial portion of the study participants were suffering from clinical anxiety, depression, PTSD or a combination of the three disorders at the time of the interviews. Finally, we call for more integrated approaches for addressing a wide range of often interrelated social, psychological and mental health issues experienced by those who were wrongfully convicted. (Contains 15 notes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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