Professor Tor Publishes New Article The Innocence Effect

Author: Denise Wager

Professor Tor has published a new article, The Innocence Effect. This Article provides field and empirical evidence for the hitherto neglected “innocence effect,” revealing that innocents are significantly less likely to accept plea offers that appear attractive to similarly situated guilty defendants. The Article further explores the psychological causes of the innocence effect and examines its implications for plea bargaining policy.