Federal Criminal Workload, Guilty Pleas, and Acquittals: Statistical Background
13 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Date Written: September 2005
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.
Keywords: Criminal Procedure, Acquittals, Guilty Pleas, Sentencing
JEL Classification: K41
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