Actual Innocence Awareness Database Archive

The Actual Innocence awareness database lists selected United States resources pertaining to wrongful convictions, selected from the popular media (such as newspaper articles and segments which aired on television news magazines), journal articles, books, reports, legislation and websites. The selected materials are classified into subtopics considered the primary causes of wrongful conviction: forensics/DNA; eyewitness identification; false confessions; jailhouse informants; police and/or prosecutorial misconduct; and ineffective representation. There is also a "general" topic for those materials which cover multiple subtopics or defy further categorization.

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New resources will be posted as they become available, and will be displayed on the website home page for two weeks; resources will then be classified and available by subtopic. URLs for popular media items (to the extent they are available) will drop off after two weeks in an effort to avoid broken links.

Article titles link to images of each article's first page, when available. The Library provides this service under the "fair use" provision of U.S. copyright law. Only the first page of an article will be scanned, and images will be deleted after two weeks. This service is for non-commercial, educational purposes only.

September 5, 2007
DNA Funds Misused, State is Told (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Sadovi, Carlos
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Trib., August 28, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/34yhxl
September 5, 2007
The Debate Rages Over the Reliability of Forensics (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
McCoppin, Robert
Citation (Popular Media):
DailyHerald.com, August 28, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=24670
September 5, 2007
Rocky Road to New Life (General)
Authors:
Kridel, Kristen
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Trib., August 30, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/34nqbb
September 5, 2007
Legislators Want to Add Serious Crime Suspects to Database (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Sampson, Peter J.
Citation (Popular Media):
The Record, August 30, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/2s695s
September 5, 2007
Man Released After 20 Years in Prison (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
The News and Observer, August 28, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/684802.html
September 5, 2007
Pardoned Inmate Is Fine With This Wait (General)
Authors:
McVicker, Steve
Citation (Popular Media):
Hous. Chron., August 24, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5082389.html
September 5, 2007
Opinion - Deadly Error: Death Penalty Deserves Interim Study in Austin (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Dallas Morning News, September 2, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/2p2dlf
September 5, 2007
Grant to Aid in Backlog of Pending DNA Cases (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
Burlington Free Press, August 30, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/3ddb42
September 5, 2007
State's DNA Project is Slow Going (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Green, Frank
Citation (Popular Media):
Richmond-Times Dispatch, August 26, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/332afd
September 2, 2007
Evidence Wanted for DNA Testing In Old Murder Is Missing (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Barrouquere, Brett
Citation (Popular Media):
Kentucky.com, August 21, 2007.

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