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Wrongful convictions : is overhaul of the criminal justice system needed?

作者: Steve Weinberg; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
出版商: Washington, DC : Congressional Quarterly, 2009.
叢書: CQ researcher, vol. 19, no. 15.
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Until March 2009, few Americans had heard of Ronald Cotton, who was convicted in North Carolina of raping a college student and served 11 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA testing. Now Cotton is a household name because of a book about his case and appearances on "60 Minutes" and NBC's "Today" show. As recently as 10 years ago, the proposition that innocent men and women regularly end up in prison  再讀一些...
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Weinberg, Steve.
Wrongful convictions.
Washington, DC : Congressional Quarterly, 2009
(OCoLC)320246240
提及的人: Ronald Cotton; Ronald Cotton
資料類型: 文獻, 政府刊物, 國家級的政府刊物, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 網路資源, 電腦資料
所有的作者/貢獻者: Steve Weinberg; Congressional Quarterly, inc.
OCLC系統控制編碼: 466904225
注意: Title from caption (CQ, viewed on Nov 18, 2009)
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"Apr. 17, 2009."
描述: 1 online resource (p. 346-371) : ill.
叢書名: CQ researcher, vol. 19, no. 15.
責任: [by Steve Weinberg].

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Until March 2009, few Americans had heard of Ronald Cotton, who was convicted in North Carolina of raping a college student and served 11 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA testing. Now Cotton is a household name because of a book about his case and appearances on "60 Minutes" and NBC's "Today" show. As recently as 10 years ago, the proposition that innocent men and women regularly end up in prison failed to find traction. Today, thanks to the power of DNA evidence, media coverage and the establishment of innocence projects, there is general acceptance that wrongful convictions indeed occur. Dozens of states have passed laws to prevent wrongful convictions and compensate those wrongly imprisoned. Defense attorneys and many academics say wrongful convictions are a recurrent problem requiring substantial changes in the criminal justice system, but prosecutors, police and other academics say mistaken convictions are such a small percentage of all cases that the system should mostly be left alone.

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