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African-Americans More Likely to be Wrongfully Convicted

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Barbara O'Brien

African-American prisoners who were convicted of murder are about 50 percent more likely to be innocent than other convicted murderers and spend longer in prison before exoneration, according…

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Are Death Row Cases Plagued with Racial Bias?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Catherine Grosso, Associate Professor of Law, and Barbara O'Brien, Associate Professor of Law, pose on Tuesday October 18, 2016.

Defendants charged with murder in North Carolina from 1990 to 2009 were more than twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victims were white, Michigan…

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