Federal Criminal Workload, Guilty Pleas, and Acquittals: Statistical Background
Ronald F. Wright
Wake Forest University - School of Law
Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper
The appendices assembled in this document compile statistics relating to workload and case processing in the federal criminal justice system over the years. These compilations provide the background necessary to understand the significance of trends over the years in acquittal and guilty plea rates, as discussed in a companion article, Trial Distortion and the End of Innocence in Federal Criminal Justice, published in volume 154 of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, also available at papers.ssrn.com/abstract=702901. In addition, these appendices offer more detail on issues of data collection and interpretation, and allow more extended discussion of issues tangential to the central discussion in the companion article.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Criminal Procedure, Acquittals, Guilty Pleas, Sentencing
JEL Classification: K41
Date posted: September 27, 2005
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