Controversies in Innocence Cases in America.
By: Cooper, Sarah Lucy.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Controversies in American Constitutional Law: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014Description: 1 online resource (247 p.).ISBN: 9781409463559.Subject(s): Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States | False imprisonment -- United States | Judicial error -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Controversies in Innocence Cases in AmericaDDC classification: 345.73/0122 | 345.730122 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Part I: The Rise of the Innocence Movement in America; 1 Innocence Found: The New Revolution in American Criminal Justice; 2 The Innocence Network: From Beginning to Branding; Part II: How Are Innocent People Convicted? Common Causes of Wrongful Convictions; 3 Eyewitnesses and Erroneous Convictions: An American Conundrum; 4 Disputed Interrogation Techniques in America; 5 Innocence and the Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence by Prosecutors; 6 The Two-Legged Stool
Part III: Reality Bites: Problems with Investigating, Proving and Defining Innocence7 The Emerging Role of Innocence Lawyer; 8 When Finality and Innocence Collide; 9 Narrowing the Construction of "Innocence": Societal and Constitutional Consequences; Part IV: Innocence Reform; 10 Towards a Theory of Innocence Policy Reform; 11 Innocence Commissions in America: Ten Years After; Index
This volume brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors consider the challenges faced by the exoneration movement, causes of wrongful convictions, problems associated with investigating, proving, and defining 'innocence', and theories of reform. These issues are investigated from a multi-disciplinary perspective and with the aim of improving the American criminal justice system when it is faced with its most harrowing sight: an innocent defendant.
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