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

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ISBN-10: 1107129966

ISBN-13: 9781107129962

Edition: 2017

Authors: Daniel S. Medwed

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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 300 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…    
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Book details

List price: $145.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2017
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 407
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Daniel S. Medwed  is Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law and the 2013 recipient of the Robert D. Klein University Lectureship.