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Convicting the Innocent : Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong

Author: Brandon L Garrett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, [2011]. ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.
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Genre/Form: Criminal Law General
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon L Garrett
ISBN: 9780674060982 0674060989
OCLC Number: 979683592
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Constitution Project Constitutional Commentary Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource(376p.) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. Contaminated Confessions --
Chapter 3. Eyewitness Misidentifications --
Chapter 4. Flawed Forensics --
Chapter 5. Trial by Liar --
Chapter 6. Innocence on Trial --
Chapter 7. Judging Innocence --
Chapter 8. Exoneration --
Chapter 9. Reforming the Criminal Justice System --
Appendix --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Brandon L. Garrett.
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