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 16, 2007
Georgia - Senate Substitute to HR102 (2007) (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Legislation):
House agreed to Senate Substitute, April 13, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/fulltext/hr102.htm
April 16, 2007
Accusers Recant, but Hopes Still Fade in Sing Sing (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
von Zielbauer, Paul
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, April 13, 2007.
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/2dt34p
April 16, 2007
DAs criticize panel makeup (General)
Authors:
Swift, Robert B.
Citation (Popular Media):
The Daily Item, March 29, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.dailyitem.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070329/NEWS/703290314
April 16, 2007
DA looks to create team to review DNA evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Krause, Kevin
Citation (Popular Media):
DallasNews.com, April 10, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/041107dnmetwatkins.b415c06.html
April 13, 2007
Working to unlock statutes of limitation; Prosectors buying time to use DNA evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Jaksic, Vesna
Citation (Popular Media):
National Law Journal, April 2, 2007, at 6.
April 13, 2007
DNA Databases, Universality, and The Fourth Amendment (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Monteleoni, Paul M.
Citation (Journal Articles):
82 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 247 (2007).
April 11, 2007
Regulating Crime Laboratories: The Impact of DNA Evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Giannelli, Paul C.
Citation (Journal Articles):
15 J.L. and Pol'y 59 (2007).
April 10, 2007
D.A.s can be sued over jailhouse informants, court finds (Jailhouse Informants)
Authors:
Weinstein, Henry
Citation (Popular Media):
L.A. Times, March 29, 2007.
April 10, 2007
Pennsylvania panel to study wrongful convictions (General)
Authors:
Banks, Gabrielle
Citation (Popular Media):
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07090/774016-85.stm
April 10, 2007
Florida Supreme Court finalizes DNA rules, rejects defenders' objection (Forensics/DNA)
Citation (Popular Media):
HeraldTribune.com, March 30, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070330/BREAKING/70330006&start=1

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