9781107129962-1107129966-Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent

Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent

ISBN-13: 9781107129962
ISBN-10: 1107129966
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 407 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107129962
ISBN-10: 1107129966
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 407 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent comprising 407 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107129966 and 9781107129962. Since then Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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For centuries, most people believed the criminal justice system worked - that only guilty defendants were convicted. DNA technology shattered that belief. DNA has now freed more than three hundred innocent prisoners in the United States. This book examines the lessons learned from twenty-five years of DNA exonerations and identifies lingering challenges. By studying the dataset of DNA exonerations, we know that precise factors lead to wrongful convictions. These include eyewitness misidentifications, false confessions, dishonest informants, poor defense lawyering, weak forensic evidence, and prosecutorial misconduct. In Part I, scholars discuss the efforts of the Innocence Movement over the past quarter century to expose the phenomenon of wrongful convictions and to implement lasting reforms. In Part II, another set of researchers looks ahead and evaluates what still needs to be done to realize the ideal of a more accurate system.

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