Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 29 September 2022
  • ISBN : 9780415539937
  • Page : 431 pages
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This innovative work builds on Huff and Killiase(tm) earlier publication (2008), but is broader and more thoroughly comparative in a number of important ways:ee (1) while focusing heavily on wrongful convictions, it places the subject of wrongful convictions in the broader contextual framework of miscarriages of justice and provides discussions of different types of miscarriages of justice that have not previously received much scholarly attention by criminologists; (2) it addresses, in much greater detail, the questions of how, and how often, wrongful convictions occur; (3) it provides more in-depth consideration of the role of forensic science in helping produce wrongful convictions and in helping free those who have been wrongfully convicted; (4) it offers new insights into the origins and current progress of the innocence movement, as well as the challenges that await the exonerated when they return to "free" society; (5) it assesses the impact of the use of alternatives to trials (especially plea bargains in the U.S. and summary proceedings and penal orders in Europe) in producing wrongful convictions; (6) it considers how the U.S. and Canada have responded to 9/11 and the increased threat of terrorism by enacting legislation and adopting policies that may exacerbate the problem of wrongful conviction; and (7) it provides in-depth considerations of two topics related to wrongful conviction:ee voluntary false confessions and convictions which, although technically not wrongful since they are based on law violations, represent another type of miscarriage of justice since they are due solely to unjust laws resulting from political repression.ee

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Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : C. Ronald Huff,Martin Killias
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780415539937
GET THIS BOOKWrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice

This innovative work builds on Huff and Killiase(tm) earlier publication (2008), but is broader and more thoroughly comparative in a number of important ways:ee (1) while focusing heavily on wrongful convictions, it places the subject of wrongful convictions in the broader contextual framework of miscarriages of justice and provides discussions of different types of miscarriages of justice that have not previously received much scholarly attention by criminologists; (2) it addresses, in much greater detail, the questions of how, and how often,

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : Brent E. Turvey,Craig M Cooley
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-19
  • ISBN : 9780124095281
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Miscarriages of justice are a regular occurrence in the criminal justice system, which is characterized by government agencies that are understaffed, underfunded, and undertrained across the board. We know this because, every week, DNA testing and innocence projects across the United States help to identify and eventually overturn wrongful convictions. As a result, the exonerated go free and the stage is set for addressing criminal and civil liability. Criminal justice students and professionals therefore have a need to be made

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada
  • Author : Kathryn M. Campbell
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781487514570
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Innocent people are regularly convicted of crimes they did not commit. A number of systemic factors have been found to contribute to wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, informant testimony, official misconduct, and faulty forensic evidence. In Miscarriages of Justice in Canada, Kathryn M. Campbell offers an extensive overview of wrongful convictions, bringing together current sociological, criminological, and legal research, as well as current case-law examples. For the first time, information on all known and suspected cases of wrongful

A Miscarriage of Justice

A Miscarriage of Justice
  • Author : Cassia Roth
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781503611337
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A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the onset of republicanism in 1889, women's reproductive capabilities—their ability to conceive and raise future citizens and laborers—became critical to the expansion of the new Brazilian state. Analyzing court cases, law, medical writings, and health data, Cassia Roth argues that the state's approach to women's health in the early twentieth century focused

Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice

Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : M. Naughton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2007-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780230598966
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Drawing on Foucauldian theory and 'social harm' paradigms, Naughton offers a radical redefinition of miscarriages of justice from a critical perspective. This book uncovers the limits of the entire criminal justice process and challenges the dominant perception that miscarriages of justices are rare and exceptional cases of wrongful imprisonment.

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : Clive Walker
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1999
  • ISBN : 9781854316875
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The authors examine the various steps within the criminal justice system which have resulted in the conviction of the innocent, and suggest remedies as to how miscarriages might be avoided in the future. The contributors comprise academics, campaigners and practitioners.

Wrongful Conviction

Wrongful Conviction
  • Author : C. Ronald Huff,Martin Killias
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-01-15
  • ISBN : 9781592136469
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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. This collection includes a number of well-developed public-policy recommendations intended to reduce the instances of courts punishing innocents. It also offers suggestions for compensating more fairly those

The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice

The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice
  • Author : Jacqueline S. Hodgson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-16
  • ISBN : 9780199981441
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In The Metamorphosis of Criminal Justice, Jacqueline S. Hodgson focuses on the potentially radical and fundamental changes taking place within criminal justice in Britain and in France and the ways that these are driven by wider domestic, European or international concerns. This metamorphosis away from established values and practices is eroding what were once regarded as core rights and freedoms in the name of efficiency, security, and justice to victims. Beginning with a comparative analysis of adversarial and inquisitorial procedural

The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System

The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System
  • Author : Michael Naughton
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • ISBN : 9781350306103
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The Innocent and the Criminal Justice System examines competing perspectives on, and definitions of, miscarriages of justice to tackle these questions and more in this critical sociological examination of innocence and wrongful conviction. This book: - Is the first book of its kind to cover wrong convictions, from definition and causation to the limits of redress - Provides a wealth of case studies and statistics to apply theoretical discussions of the criminal justice system to real-life situations - Discusses ideas

Memory and Miscarriages of Justice

Memory and Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : Mark L. Howe,Lauren M. Knott,Martin A. Conway
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-16
  • ISBN : 9781317617389
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Memory is often the primary evidence in the courtroom, yet unfortunately this evidence may not be fit for purpose. This is because memory is both fallible and malleable; it is possible to forget and also to falsely remember things which never happened. The legal system has been slow to adapt to scientific findings about memory even though such findings have implications for the use of memory as evidence, not only in the case of eyewitness testimony, but also for how

When Law Fails

When Law Fails
  • Author : Austin Sarat
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • ISBN : 0814762255
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Since 1989, there have been over 200 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States. On the surface, the release of innocent people from prison could be seen as a victory for the criminal justice system: the wrong person went to jail, but the mistake was fixed and the accused set free. A closer look at miscarriages of justice, however, reveals that such errors are not aberrations but deeply revealing, common features of our legal system. The ten original essays in When Law

Justice in Error

Justice in Error
  • Author : Clive Walker,Keir Starmer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029987024
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The authors examine the various steps within the criminal justice system which have resulted in the conviction of the innocent, and suggest remedies as to how miscarriages might be avoided in the future. The contributors comprise academics, campaigners and practitioners.

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent
  • Author : Brandon Garrett
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780674060982
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DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

Misleading DNA Evidence

Misleading DNA Evidence
  • Author : Peter Gill
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780124172203
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Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of justice can occur when dealing with DNA, what the role of the forensic scientist is throughout the process, and how judges and lawyers can educate themselves about all of the possibilities to consider when dealing with cases that involve DNA evidence. DNA has become the gold standard by which a person can be placed at the scene of a crime, and the past decade has

Understanding Miscarriages of Justice

Understanding Miscarriages of Justice
  • Author : Richard Nobles,David Schiff (Law professor)
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015048830247
GET THIS BOOKUnderstanding Miscarriages of Justice

When justice is contested and uncertain, how can miscarriage of justice be viewed. This book addresses this question, looking at the relationship between the legal construction of criminal justice, most notably that of trials and appeals.