Study of Victim Experiences in Wrongful Conviction

ICF InternationalThis report from ICF International discusses the impact of wrongful convictions for victims of crimes. A wrongful conviction is defined as a case in which the originally convicted individual did not commit the crime and is exonerated. The study was conducted by interviewing victims and other stakeholders who were involved in cases such as rape, homicide, sexual assault, burglary, attempted homicide, and breaking and entering. Participants in the study reported experiencing guilt, fear, helplessness, devastation and depression. The report also provides recommendations including the use of trauma-informed counseling services, peer-support networks, independent legal counsel, safety planning, and more.

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