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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May 7, 2007
Note: Satisfy the Demands of Justice: Embrace Electronic Recording of Custodial Investigative Interviews Through Legislation, Agency Policy, or Court Mandate (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Linkins, Julie Renee
Citation (Journal Articles):
44 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 141 (2007).
May 3, 2007
Exonerations Change How Justice System Builds A Prosecution; DNA Tests Have Cleared 200 Convicts (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Fears, Darryl
Citation (Popular Media):
Wash. Post, May 3, 2007, at A03.
Original URL:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/02/AR2007050202304.html?referrer=email
May 3, 2007
Court Rejects Limit on Bids by Convicts for DNA Tests (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Driehaus, Bob
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, May 3, 2007 at A19.
Original URL:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/03/us/03ohio.html
May 3, 2007
House may mull wrongful convictions (General)
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Trib., April 30, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0704290335apr30,1,1326768.story
May 3, 2007
True Witness: Cops, Courts, Science, and the Battle Against Misidentification (Eyewitness ID)
Authors:
Doyle, James M.
Citation (Books):
Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
May 3, 2007
DNA Evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Marzilli, Alan
Citation (Books):
Chelsea House Publishers, 2005.
May 1, 2007
Journey Toward Justice (General)
Authors:
Fritz, Dennis
Citation (Books):
Seven Locks Press, 2006.
May 1, 2007
DA gets DNA review team (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Krause, Kevin
Citation (Popular Media):
DallasNews.com, April 25, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/042507dnmetDNA.4512ce6.html
May 1, 2007
Justice and science: trials and triumphs of DNA evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Clarke, George
Citation (Books):
Rutgers Univ. Press, 2007.
May 1, 2007
DNA that cleared one man implicates another in '81 rape (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Possley, Maurice
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Trib., April 23, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070423exonerate,1,5190027.story?coll=chi-news-hed

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