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Federal Criminal Workload, Guilty Pleas, and Acquittals: Statistical Background


Ronald F. Wright


Wake Forest University - School of Law

September 2005

Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper

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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

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Date posted: September 27, 2005  

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Wright, Ronald F., Federal Criminal Workload, Guilty Pleas, and Acquittals: Statistical Background (September 2005). Wake Forest Univ. Legal Studies Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=809124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.809124

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