Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong

Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong

by Brandon L. Garrett
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674058705
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/04/2011
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Contaminated Confessions 14

3 Eyewitness Misidentifications 45

4 Flawed Forensics 84

5 Trial by Liar 118

6 Innocence on Trial 145

7 Judging Innocence 178

8 Exoneration 213

9 Reforming the Criminal Justice System 241

Appendix 277

Notes 291

Acknowledgments 351

Index 355

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