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Convicting The Innocent by Brandon Garrett

Title Convicting the Innocent
Author Brandon Garrett
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2011-08-04
Category Art
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780674060982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Convicting The Innocent by Brandon Garrett

Title CONVICTING THE INNOCENT
Author Brandon Garrett
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2012-09-03
Category Art
Total Pages 376
ISBN 0674066111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This probing analysis of three of Giotto’s major works and the patrons who commissioned them goes beyond the clichés of Giotto as the founding figure of western painting. It traces the interactions between Franciscan friars and powerful bankers and illuminates the complex interactions between mercantile wealth and the iconography of poverty.

Convicting The Innocent by Brandon Garrett

Title CONVICTING THE INNOCENT
Author Brandon Garrett
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2011-04-04
Category Art
Total Pages 375
ISBN 0674058704
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This probing analysis of three of Giotto’s major works and the patrons who commissioned them goes beyond the clichés of Giotto as the founding figure of western painting. It traces the interactions between Franciscan friars and powerful bankers and illuminates the complex interactions between mercantile wealth and the iconography of poverty.

Convicting The Innocent by Edwin Montefiore Borchard

Title Convicting the innocent
Author Edwin Montefiore Borchard
Publisher Рипол Классик
Release Date 1961
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9785874980269
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Convicting The Innocent by Stanley Cohen

Title Convicting the Innocent
Author Stanley Cohen
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2016-04-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781632208132
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written . . . The Wrong Men is a gem.” Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorney Every day, innocent men across America are thrown into prison, betrayed by a faulty justice system, and robbed of their lives—either by decades-long sentences or the death penalty itself. Injustice tarnishes our legal process from start to finish. From the racial discrimination and violence used by backwards law enforcement officers, to a prison culture that breeds inmate conflict, there is opportunity for error at every turn. Award-winning journalist Stanley Cohen chronicles over one hundred of these cases, from the 1973 case of the first ever death row exoneree, David Keaton, to multiple cases as of 2015 that resulted from the corrupt practices of NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (with nearly seventy Brooklyn cases under review for wrongful conviction). In the wake of these unjust convictions, grassroots organizations, families, and pro bono lawyers have battled this rampant wrongdoing. Cohen reveals how eyewitness error, jailhouse snitch testimony, racism, junk science, prosecutorial misconduct, and incompetent counsel have populated America’s prisons with the innocent. Readers embark on journeys with men who were arrested, convicted, sentenced to life in prison or death, dragged through the appeals system, and finally set free based on their actual innocence. Although these stories end with vindication, there are those that have ended with unjustified execution. Convicting the Innocent is sure to fuel controversy over a justice system that has delivered the ultimate punishment nearly one thousand times since 1976, though it cannot guarantee accurate convictions.

Title Convicting the Innocent Sixty Five Actual Errors of Criminal Justice
Author Edwin M. Borchard
Publisher Ellott Press
Release Date 2008-07
Category Law
Total Pages 404
ISBN 9781408679609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Smoke But No Fire by Jessica S. Henry

Title Smoke but No Fire
Author Jessica S. Henry
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2020-08-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780520971943
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rodricus Crawford was sentenced to die for the murder of his beautiful baby boy. After years on death row, evidence confirmed what Crawford had claimed all along: he was innocent, and his son had died from an undiagnosed illness. In Smoke but No Fire, former New York City public defender Jessica S. Henry tells the heartbreaking stories of innocent people convicted of crimes that simply never occurred. A suicide is mislabeled a homicide. An accidental fire is mislabeled an arson. A false allegation of assault is invented to resolve a custody dispute. Henry exposes a deeply flawed criminal justice system that allows—even encourages—these no-crime wrongful convictions to regularly occur. This eye-opening book grapples with the chilling reality that far too many innocent people spend real years behind bars for fictional crimes.

Title Edwin M Borchard Convicting the Innocent and State Indemnity for Errors of Criminal Justice
Author Edwin Montefiore Borchard
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-08-10
Category
Total Pages 358
ISBN 0985503319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Edwin M. Borchard was a pioneer in both identifying the features of the United States' legal system that contribute to the conviction of innocent persons, and advocating for their compensation when exonerated. This compilation includes Borchard's "Convicting The Innocent: Sixty-Five Actual Errors Of Criminal Justice," which was the first book published in the United States that identified key factors contributing to the conviction of innocent persons. Borchard suggested reforms to try and minimize the effect of those factors and the occurrence of a wrongful conviction. Due to the legal system's inertia and resistance to meaningful change, Borchard's analysis of the causes of wrongful convictions, and his suggested reforms, are as relevant today as when "Convicting The Innocent" was published in 1932. This compilation also includes "European Systems Of State Indemnity For Errors Of Criminal Justice," which was the first article published in the U.S. that detailed how deficient indemnification of an exonerated person is in the U.S. compared with European countries. Borchard advocated enactment of legislation that would provide adequate compensation for exonerated persons in the U.S. Borchard's premise is as relevant today as when his article was published in 1913 because the U.S. continues to lag not only European countries, but countries throughout the world in adequately indemnifying exonerated persons. Borchard's article also provides an invaluable resource for understanding the history of indemnifying a wrongful conviction in this country and Europe. Also included in this compilation is Justice Denied magazine's biographical article about Borchard when it named him as an inaugural member of its Wrongful Conviction Hall Of Honor in 2007. This compilation provides today's audience with Edwin Borchard's primary works concerning wrongful convictions. Borchard's writings continue to provide valuable insights into the causes of wrongful convictions and reforms that may help minimize their occurrence, and that the generally inadequate indemnification of exonerated persons in the U.S. has been of concern for more than 100 years.

Title Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution
Author Daniel S. Medwed
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-03-30
Category Law
Total Pages 419
ISBN 9781107129962
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the lessons learned from twenty-five years of using DNA to free innocent prisoners and identifies lingering challenges.

False Justice by Jim Petro

Title False Justice
Author Jim Petro
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-07-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781317667728
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Compelling and engagingly written, this book by former Attorney General of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife, writer Nancy Petro, takes the reader inside actual cases, summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false confidence in the justice system and undermine reform. Now newly published in paperback with an extensive list of web links to wrongful conviction sources internationally, False Justice is ideal for use in a wide array of criminal justice and criminology courses. Myth 1: Everyone in prison claims innocence. Myth 2: Our system almost never convicts an innocent person. Myth 3: Only the guilty confess. Myth 4: Wrongful conviction is the result of innocent human error. Myth 5: An eyewitness is the best testimony. Myth 6: Conviction errors get corrected on appeal. Myth 7: It dishonors the victim to question a conviction. Myth 8: If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them.

Convicting The Innocent by Stanley Cohen

Title Convicting the Innocent
Author Stanley Cohen
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date 2016-04-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781632208132
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written . . . The Wrong Men is a gem.” Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorney Every day, innocent men across America are thrown into prison, betrayed by a faulty justice system, and robbed of their lives—either by decades-long sentences or the death penalty itself. Injustice tarnishes our legal process from start to finish. From the racial discrimination and violence used by backwards law enforcement officers, to a prison culture that breeds inmate conflict, there is opportunity for error at every turn. Award-winning journalist Stanley Cohen chronicles over one hundred of these cases, from the 1973 case of the first ever death row exoneree, David Keaton, to multiple cases as of 2015 that resulted from the corrupt practices of NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (with nearly seventy Brooklyn cases under review for wrongful conviction). In the wake of these unjust convictions, grassroots organizations, families, and pro bono lawyers have battled this rampant wrongdoing. Cohen reveals how eyewitness error, jailhouse snitch testimony, racism, junk science, prosecutorial misconduct, and incompetent counsel have populated America’s prisons with the innocent. Readers embark on journeys with men who were arrested, convicted, sentenced to life in prison or death, dragged through the appeals system, and finally set free based on their actual innocence. Although these stories end with vindication, there are those that have ended with unjustified execution. Convicting the Innocent is sure to fuel controversy over a justice system that has delivered the ultimate punishment nearly one thousand times since 1976, though it cannot guarantee accurate convictions.

Conviction Of The Innocent by Brian L. Cutler

Title Conviction of the Innocent
Author Brian L. Cutler
Publisher Amer Psychological Assn
Release Date 2012
Category Law
Total Pages 370
ISBN 1433810212
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the last several decades over 250 citizens convicted of major felonies were found innocent and were exonerated. Today, thanks to the work of psychologists and other criminal justice researchers, the psychological foundations that underlie conviction of the innocent are becoming clear. There is real hope that these findings can lead to positive reforms, reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice, and avoid the consequences of wrongful convictions to victims and society. In this book, Editor Brian Cutler presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent. The chapters skillfully examine psychological perspectives on such topics as police interrogations, confessions, eyewitness identification, trial procedures, juries, and forensic science, as well as broader issues such as racism and tunnel vision within the justice system. This comprehensive volume represents an important milestone for research on miscarriages of justice. By bringing psychological theories and research to bear on this social problem, the authors derive compelling recommendations for future research and practical reform in police and legal procedures.

Convicting The Innocent by Donald S. Connery

Title Convicting the Innocent
Author Donald S. Connery
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Social Science
Total Pages 220
ISBN 1571290214
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens in police interrogation? Do innocent people go to death row because it is easier to accuse them than to catch the actual criminal?

Convicting The Innocent by Arye Rattner

Title Convicting the Innocent
Author Arye Rattner
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1983
Category Compensation for judicial error
Total Pages 219
ISBN OCLC:10707773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Actual Innocence by Jim Dwyer

Title Actual Innocence
Author Jim Dwyer
Publisher Doubleday Books
Release Date 2000
Category Law
Total Pages 297
ISBN 9780385493413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ten true tales of people falsely accused detail the flaws in the criminal justice system that landed these people in prison

The Innocent Man by John Grisham

Title The Innocent Man
Author John Grisham
Publisher Dell
Release Date 2010-03-16
Category True Crime
Total Pages 448
ISBN 0307576019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. Praise for The Innocent Man “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”—The Boston Globe “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”—Time “A triumph.”—The Seattle Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s The Litigators.

Exonerated by Robert J. Norris

Title Exonerated
Author Robert J. Norris
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2017-05-16
Category Social Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781479861798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fascinating story behind the innocence movement's quest for justice. Documentaries like Making a Murderer, the first season of Serial, and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have been set free in recent decades after being convicted of crimes they did not commit. In response to these exonerations, federal and state governments have passed laws to prevent such injustices; lawyers and police have changed their practices; and advocacy organizations have multiplied across the country. Together, these activities are often referred to as the “innocence movement.” Exonerated provides the first in-depth look at the history of this movement through interviews with key leaders such as Barry Scheck and Rob Warden as well as archival and field research into the major cases that brought awareness to wrongful convictions in the United States. Robert Norris also examines how and why the innocence movement took hold. He argues that while the innocence movement did not begin as an organized campaign, scientific, legal, and cultural developments led to a widespread understanding that new technology and renewed investigative diligence could both catch the guilty and free the innocent. Exonerated reveals the rich background story to this complex movement.

End Of Its Rope by Brandon L. Garrett

Title End of Its Rope
Author Brandon L. Garrett
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2017-09-25
Category Law
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9780674981966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Today, death sentences in the U.S. are as rare as lightning strikes. Brandon Garrett shows us the reasons why, and explains what the failed death penalty experiment teaches about the effect of inept lawyering, overzealous prosecution, race discrimination, wrongful convictions, and excessive punishments throughout the criminal justice system.

Prosecution Complex by Daniel S. Medwed

Title Prosecution Complex
Author Daniel S. Medwed
Publisher NYU Press
Release Date 2013-11
Category Law
Total Pages 239
ISBN 9781479893089
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Describes the duel roles of prosecutors in the criminal justice system--ensuring fair trials and obtaining high conviction rates.

Ghost Of The Innocent Man by Benjamin Rachlin

Title Ghost of the Innocent Man
Author Benjamin Rachlin
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2017-08-15
Category True Crime
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9780316311489
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.