Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice

Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice

by C. Ronald Huff
     
 

ISBN-10: 159213646X

ISBN-13: 9781592136469

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Temple University Press

Imperfections in the criminal justice system have long intrigued the general public and worried scholars and legal practitioners, in Wrongful Conviction, criminologists C. Ronald Huff and Martin Killias present an important collection of essays that analyzes cases of injustice across an array of legal systems, with contributors from North America, Europe, and

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Imperfections in the criminal justice system have long intrigued the general public and worried scholars and legal practitioners, in Wrongful Conviction, criminologists C. Ronald Huff and Martin Killias present an important collection of essays that analyzes cases of injustice across an array of legal systems, with contributors from North America, Europe, and Israel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592136469
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Cross-National Perspectives and Issues

1 Introduction C. Ronald Huff Huff, C. Ronald Martin Killias Killias, Martin 3

2 Wrongful Conviction and Moral Panic: National and International Perspectives on Organized Child Sexual Abuse Randall Grometstein Grometstein, Randall 11

3 Judicial Error and Forensic Science: Pondering the Contribution of DNA Evidence Beatrice Schiffer Schiffer, Beatrice Christophe Champod Champod, Christophe 33

Pt. II North American Perspectives and Issues

4 Wrongful Convictions in the United States C. Ronald Huff Huff, C. Ronald 59

5 The Adversary System and Wrongful Conviction Marvin Zalman Zalman, Marvin 71

6 Fatal Errors: Compelling Claims of Executions of the Innocent in the Post-Furman Era William S. Lofquist Lofquist, William S. Talia R. Harmon Harmon, Talia R. 93

7 The Fallibility of Justice in Canada: A Critical Examination of Conviction Review Kathryn M. Campbell Campbell, Kathryn M. 117

Pt. III European and Israeli Perspectives and Issues

8 Wrongful Convictions in Switzerland: The Experience of a Continental Law Country Martin Killias Killias, Martin 139

9 The Vulnerability of Dutch Criminal Procedure to Wrongful Conviction Chrisje Brants Brants, Chrisje 157

10 Criminal Justice and Miscarriages of Justice in England and Wales Clive Walker Walker, Clive Carole McCartney McCartney, Carole 183

11 A Comparative Analysis of Prosecution in Germany and the United Kingdom: Searching for Truth or Getting a Conviction? Isabel Kessler Kessler, Isabel 213

12 Wrongful Convictions in France: The Limits of "Pourvoi en Revision" Nathalie Dongois Dongois, Nathalie 249

13 The Sanctity of Criminal Law: Thoughtsand Reflections on Wrongful Conviction in Israel Arye Rattner Rattner, Arye 263

14 Wrongful Convictions in Poland: From the Communist Era to the Rechtstaat Experience Emil W. Plywaczewski Plywaczewski, Emil W. Adam Gorski Gorski, Adam Andrzej Sakowicz Sakowicz, Andrzej 273

Pt. IV Conclusions

15 Wrongful Conviction: Conclusions from an International Overview C. Ronald Huff Huff, C. Ronald Martin Killias Killias, Martin

Contributors 301

Index 307

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