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Convicting the innocent : where criminal prosecutions go wrong

Author: Brandon L Garrett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass Harvard University Press ©2011
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon L Garrett
ISBN: 9780674058705 0674058704 9780674060982 0674060989 9780674066113 0674066111
OCLC Number: 839065571
Awards: Winner of Constitution Project Constitutional Commentary Award 2011
Joint winner of Constitution Project Constitutional Commentary Award 2011
Description: Online-Ressource (367 p)
Contents: Introduction --
Contaminated confessions --
Eyewitness misidentifications --
Flawed forensics --
Trial by liar --
Innocence on trial --
Judging innocence --
Exoneration --
Reforming the criminal justice system.
Responsibility: Brandon L. Garrett

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