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Convicting the innocent : where criminal prosecutions go wrong

Author: Brandon Garrett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011.
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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 analysis, Brandon Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 wrongfully convicted people to be exonerated by DNA testing. Based on trial transcripts, Garrett's investigation into the causes of wrongful convictions reveals larger  Read more...
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Garrett, Brandon.
Convicting the innocent.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010037172
(OCoLC)662154530
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brandon Garrett
ISBN: 9780674060982 0674060989 9780674060975 0674060970
OCLC Number: 727949876
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Constitution Project Constitutional Commentary Award 2011
Joint winner of Constitution Project Constitutional Commentary Award 2011
Description: 1 online resource ([vii], 367 pages)
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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