- Victor Ike, Marquette Univ.
- Simon Howard, Marquette Univ.
- Kalen Kennedy, Marquette Univ.
Research suggests that some exonerees are perceived differently than others depending on certain conviction variables. A variable that has not received attention in literature has been race. This surprising given that 61% of individuals freed through DNA exoneration are Black Americans. We investigated the degree to which race negatively affects the publics’ perceptions about Black exonerees.