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.

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June 12, 2007
The Pedagogy of Innocence: Reflections on the Role of Innocence Projects in Clinical Legal Education (General)
Authors:
Findley, Keith A.
Citation (Journal Articles):
13 Clinical L. Rev. 231 (2006).
June 11, 2007
Study Suggests Causes of and Ways to Prevent False Confessions (False Confessions)
Authors:
Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission
Citation (Popular Media):
80 Wis. Lawyer 6 (May 2007).
June 11, 2007
Lessons from the Innocent (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Findley, Keith A. and Pray, John A.
Citation (Popular Media):
Wis. Acad. Rev., Fall 2001, at 33.
Original URL:
http://law.wisc.edu/fjr/innocence/WisconsinAcademyReviewarticle.pdf
June 11, 2007
Bringing Reliability Back In: False Confessions and Legal Safeguards in the Twenty-First Century (False Confessions)
Authors:
Leo, Richard A., Drizin, Steven A., Neufeld, Peter J., Hall, Bradley R., and Vatner, Amy
Citation (Popular Media):
2006 Wis. L. Rev. 479 (2006).
Original URL:
http://hosted.law.wisc.edu/lawreview/issues/2006-2/leo-drizin.pdf
June 11, 2007
The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook (False Confessions)
Authors:
Gudjonsson, Gisli H.
Citation (Books):
John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
June 11, 2007
On the Psychology of False Confessions: Does Innocence Put Innocents at Risk? (False Confessions)
Authors:
Kassin, Saul M.
Citation (Popular Media):
60 Am. Psychol. 215 (2005).
June 11, 2007
Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, 4th ed. (False Confessions)
Authors:
Inbau, Fred E., Reid, John E., Buckley, Joseph P., and Jayne, Brian C.
Citation (Books):
Jones and Bartlett, 2004.
June 11, 2007
A Lie for A Lie: False Confessions and the Case for Reconsidering the Legality of Deceptive Interrogation Techniques (False Confessions)
Authors:
Gohara, Miriam S.
Citation (Popular Media):
33 Fordham Urb. L. J. 791 (2006).
June 11, 2007
A Promise of Justice (General)
Authors:
Protess, David and Warden, Rob
Citation (Books):
Hyperion, 1998.
June 7, 2007
From Database to Crime Scene: Network is Potent Police Weapon (General)
Authors:
Lueck, Thomas J.
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, June 7, 2007, at B1.
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/07/nyregion/07real.html

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