Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases / Edition 1

Innocent: Inside Wrongful Conviction Cases / Edition 1

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by Scott Christianson, Diwakar Acharya, Partha Chatterjee
     
 

ISBN-10: 081471675X

ISBN-13: 9780814716755

Pub. Date: 11/01/2006

Publisher: New York University Press

Innocent graphically documents forty-two recent criminal cases to find evidence of shocking miscarriages of justice, especially in murder cases. Based upon interviews with more than 200 people and reviews of hundreds internal case files, court records, smoking-gun memoranda, and other documents, Scott Christianson gets inside the legal cases, revealing the

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Innocent graphically documents forty-two recent criminal cases to find evidence of shocking miscarriages of justice, especially in murder cases. Based upon interviews with more than 200 people and reviews of hundreds internal case files, court records, smoking-gun memoranda, and other documents, Scott Christianson gets inside the legal cases, revealing the mistakes, abuses, and underlying factors that led to miscarriages of justice, while also describing how determined prisoners, post-conviction attorneys, advocates, and journalists struggle against tremendous odds to try to win their exonerations.

The result is a powerful work that recounts the human costs of a criminal justice system gone awry, and shows us how wrongful convictions can—and do—happen everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814716755
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
620,826
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Presumed Guilty
2 Mistaken Identification
3 Eyewitness Perjury
4 Ineffective Counsel
5 False Confessions
6 Police Misconduct
7 Fabrication of Evidence
8 Prosecutorial Misconduct
9 Forensics
10 Selected Wrongful Conviction Cases
Appendix
Selected References
Resources
About the Author

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