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Comment: New Study Estimates Rate of False Convictions at 11.6% – 05 December 2017
A new report by the Urban Institute in Washington DC estimates that the defendants were innocent in 11.6% percent of rape and rape-murder convictions in Virginia from in the 1970s and 1980s. This comment reviews the conclusions reached in the study. Read more.

Changes in DNA Exonerations Over Time – 18 April 2016
DNA exonerations have always been a minority of all exonerations, and the nature of DNA exonerations has been changing over the years -- both in the underlying crimes and the importance of non-DNA factors. This paper reviews DNA exonerations in the Registry up to April 2016. Read more.