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Guilty Pleas

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Aug 19, 2021
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Despite what you say on TV, most criminal cases don’t go to trial. In fact, more than 95% end with the defendant pleading guilty even if time reveals that they’re innocent of the crime. This is a long-term trend in the US justice system, and Miko Wilford says it appears to have accelerated during the pandemic. Wilford is a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. (Segment produced by Sam Faulconer) Show More...