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When law fails : making sense of miscarriages of justice

Author: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
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Essays that view wrongful convictions not as random mistakes but as organic outcomes of a misshaped larger system that is rife with faulty eyewitness identifications, false confessions, biased juries, and racial discrimination. Together the contributors reveal the dramatic consequences as well as the daily realities of breakdowns in the law's ability to deliver justice swiftly and fairly, and calls on us to look  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 9780814740514 0814740510 9780814740521 0814740529
OCLC Number: 227931006
Description: ix, 349 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The case of "Death for a dollar ninety-five" : miscarriages of justice and constructions of American identity / Mary L. Dudziak --
When law fails : history, genius, and unhealed wounds after Tulsa's race riot / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. --
Margins of error / Robert Weisberg --
Recovering the craft of policing : wrongful convictions, the war on crime, and the problem of security / Jonathan Simon --
Kalven and Zeisel in the twenty-first century : is the jury still the defendant's friend? / Daniel Givelber --
Extreme punishment / Douglas A. Berman --
Miscarriages of mercy? / Linda Ross Meyer --
Memorializing miscarriages of justice : clemency petitions in the killing state / Austin Sarat --
Miscarriage of justice as misnomer / Markus D. Dubber --
The scale of injustice / Patricia Ewick.
Series Title: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Responsibility: edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat.
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