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Author Cooper, Sarah Lucy
Title Controversies in Innocence Cases in America
Imprint Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (247 pages)
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Series Controversies in American Constitutional Law Ser
Controversies in American Constitutional Law Ser
Note 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 Innocence -- 7 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
Controversies in Innocence Cases in America brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation, and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors, many of whom work on these cases daily, investigate contemporary issues presented by innocence cases and the exoneration movement as a whole. These issues include the challenges faced by the movement, causes of wrongful convictions, problems associated with investigating, proving, and defining 'innocence', and theories of reform. Each issue is placed within a multi-disciplinary perspective to provide cogent observations and recommendations for the effective handling of these cases, and for what changes should be adopted in order to improve the American criminal justice system when it is faced with its most harrowing sight: an innocent defendant
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Cooper, Sarah Lucy Controversies in Innocence Cases in America Farnham : Taylor & Francis Group,c2014 9781409463542
Subject Judicial error -- United States.;False imprisonment -- United States.;Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States
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Alt Author Yorke, Dr Jon
Richardson Oakes, Dr Anne
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