When Law Fails : Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice.
By: Ogletree, Charles J.
Contributor(s): Sarat, Austin.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Series on Race & Justice: Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (360 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814762554; 0814762557.Subject(s): Justice, Administration of -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: When Law Fails : Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice.DDC classification: 347.73012 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: On the Meaning and Significance of Miscarriages of Justice; 1 The Case of "Death for a Dollar Ninety-Five": Miscarriages of Justice and Constructions of American Identity; 2 When Law Fails: History, Genius, and Unhealed Wounds after Tulsa's Race Riot; 3 Margins of Error; Part II: Miscarriages of Justice and Legal Processes; 4 Recovering the Craft of Policing: Wrongful Convictions, the War on Crime, and the Problem of Security; 5 Kalven and Zeisel in the Twenty-First Century: Is the Jury Still the Defendant's Friend?; 6 Extreme Punishment.
7 Miscarriages of Mercy?8 Memorializing Miscarriages of Justice: Clemency Petitions in the Killing State; Part III: Reconceptualizing Miscarriages of Justice; 9 Miscarriage of Justice as Misnomer; 10 The Scale of Injustice; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
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 Fails view wrongful convictions not as random mistakes but as organic outcomes of a misshaped larger system that is.
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