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The wrongful convictions reader

Prologue to wrongful convictions -- Defining innocence and miscarriages of justice -- Overview of the causes of wrongful convictions -- The innocence "myth" and the costs of preventing wrongful convictions -- Eyewitness misidentifications -- False confessions -- Scientific standards, stati...

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Contributors: Covey, Russell D. (HerausgeberIn); Beety, Valena (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Durham, North Carolina Carolina Academic Press [2019]
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:Prologue to wrongful convictions -- Defining innocence and miscarriages of justice -- Overview of the causes of wrongful convictions -- The innocence "myth" and the costs of preventing wrongful convictions -- Eyewitness misidentifications -- False confessions -- Scientific standards, statistical evidence, and the future of forensic science -- DNA and junk science -- Informants and snitches -- Police and prosecutorial misconduct -- Incompetent lawyering -- Cognitive bias and tunnel vision -- Guilty pleas, pretrial procedure, and innocence -- Appellate and post-conviction review of innocence -- Innocence, equitable tolling, and procedural default -- Intersections: race, gender, sexual orientation and innocence -- Reconsidering innocence: rethinking causes and addressing consequences
Physical Description:xxviii, 638 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9781531006327