Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592136469
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Ronald Huff is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society as well as Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.

Martin Killias is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Cross-National Perspectives and Issues 
1. Introduction 
2. Wrongful Conviction and Moral Panic: National and International Prespectives on Organized Child Sexual Abuse 
3. Judicial Error and Forensic Science: Pondering the Contribution of DNA Evidence

Part II: North American Perspectives and Issues 
4. Wrongful Convictions in the United States 
5. The Adversary System and Wrongful Conviction 
6. Fatal Errors: Compelling Claims of Executions of the Innocent in the Post-Furman Era 
7. The Fallibility of Justice in Canada: A Critical Examination of Conviction Review

Part III: European and Israeli Perspectives and Issues 
8. Wrongful Convictions in Switzerland: The Experience of a Continental Law Country 
9. The Vulnerability of Dutch Criminal Procedure to Wrongful Conviction 
10. Criminal Justice and Miscarriages of Justice in England and Wales 
11. A Comparative Analysis of Prosecution in Germany and the United Kingdom: Searching for Truth or Getting a Conviction? 
12. Wrongful Conviction in France: The Limits of "Pourvoi en Revision" 
13. The Sanctity of Criminal Law: Thoughts and Reflections on Wrongful Conviction in Israel 
14. Wrongful Convictions in Poland: From the Communist Ero to the Rechtstaat Experience

Part IV: Conclusions 
15. Wrongful Convictions: Conclusions from an International Overview


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