Recommended Titles and Treatises

Innocent: inside wrongful conviction cases

by Scott Christianson. New York University Press. 1st edition. 2004.
196 pages.

Christianson, an investigative journalist with experience in New York state's criminal justice division, discusses recent state criminal cases that seem to reveal that wrongful conviction, either from abuse of the system or human error, is much more widespread the we like to think. He sets out the facts of the case, talks with witnesses, examines the evidence presented and reveals abuses and mistakes that were allowed to stand. Christianson also explores the role prisoners, post-conviction counsel and the news media play in bringing facts to light and the case back into the court system for another chance at justice.

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