Study examines rape, race and wrongful convictions

Most rapes are intraracial. The vast majority of white victims are assaulted by white perpetrators and black victims are usually assaulted by blacks.

But when the victim is white and the perpetrator is black, the risk of a wrongful conviction rises dramatically. An informative new article here by researchers Matthew B. Johnson, Shakina Griffith and Carlene Y. Barnaby at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice sheds light on this problem and what can be done about it.

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