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.

April 20, 2007
States Look at Reforming Lineup Methods (Eyewitness ID)
Authors:
Jaksic, Vesna
Citation (Popular Media):
National Law Journal, April 20, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1176973464330&pos=ataglance
April 20, 2007
After Falsified Test Results, Kelly Orders Forensic Shakeup (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Lueck, Thomas J.
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, April 20, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/20/nyregion/20chief.html
April 19, 2007
Snitching: The Institutional and Communal Consequences (Jailhouse Informants)
Authors:
Natapoff, Alexandra
Citation (Journal Articles):
73 U. Cin. L. Rev. 645 (2004).
April 18, 2007
Pennsylvania - SB714 (2007) (General)
Citation (Legislation):
Referred to Judiciary, April 2, 2007; pending.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/2dr8vr
April 18, 2007
Pennsylvania - HB765 (2007) (General)
Citation (Legislation):
Referred to Judiciary, March 19, 2007; pending.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/yo97hz
April 17, 2007
Commentary, Three Cheers for Lawyers (Ineffective Representation)
Authors:
Barnett, Randy E.
Citation (Popular Media):
Wall Street Journal, April 17, 2007, at A19.
Original URL:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB117678072030072315.html?mod=djemITP
April 17, 2007
In Dallas, 13th man exonerated by DNA (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Korosec, Thomas
Citation (Popular Media):
Hous. Chron., April 10, 2007, at A1.
April 17, 2007
Op-Ed, Still Guilty After All These Years (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Turow, Scott
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, April 8, 2007, at 4, 11.
April 17, 2007
Chasing Justice (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Cook, Kerry Max
Citation (Books):
William Morrow, 2007.
April 16, 2007
California Innocence Project (General)
Original URL:
http://www.cwsl.edu/main/default.asp?nav=cip.asp&body=cip/home.asp

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