Predicting Erroneous Convictions

Author:Jon B. Gould, Julia Carrano, Richard A. Leo, Katie Hail-Jares
Pages:471-522
SUMMARY

The last thirty years have seen an enormous increase not only in exonerations of innocent defendants but also academic scholarship on erroneous convictions. This literature has identified a number of common factors that appear frequently in erroneous conviction cases, including forensic error, prosecutorial misconduct, false confessions, and eyewitness misidentification. However, without a... (see full summary)


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