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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February 15, 2007
Procedural Issues Surrounding Post-Conviction DNA Testing (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Fisher, Marjory
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 621 (2001).
February 15, 2007
Impact of Post-Conviction DNA Testing on Forensic Science (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Giannelli, Paul C.
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 627 (2001).
February 15, 2007
Legal and Ethical Implications of Post-Conviction DNA Exonerations (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Neufeld, Peter
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 639 (2001).
February 15, 2007
Litigating for Access to Samples and Funding in Cases in Which DNA Results will be Probative, but not Dispositive of Innocence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Good, Andrew
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 649 (2001).
February 15, 2007
The Prosecution's Perspective on Post-Conviction Relief in Light of DNA Technology and Newly Discovered Evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Meier, David
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 657 (2001).
February 15, 2007
The Impact of DNA Technology on the Prosecutor: Handling Motions for Post-Conviction Relief (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Lee, Mark
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 663 (2001).
February 13, 2007
Office of the Independent Investigator for the Houston Police Department Crime Lab and Property Room (Forensics/DNA)
Original URL:
http://www.hpdlabinvestigation.org/
February 13, 2007
Second Report of the Independent Investigator for the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and Property Room (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Bromwich, Michael R.<font color="white">2</font>
Citation (Reports):
May 31, 2005.
Original URL:
http://www.hpdlabinvestigation.org/reports/050531report.pdf
February 13, 2007
Third Report of the Independent Investigator for the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory and Property Room (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Bromwich, Michael R.<font color="white">3</font>
Citation (Reports):
June 30, 2005.
Original URL:
http://www.hpdlabinvestigation.org/reports/050630report.pdf
February 13, 2007
Phase II Plan of the Independent Investigator for the HPD Crime Laboratory and Property Room (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Bromwich, Michael R.<font color="white">4</font>
Citation (Reports):
July, 2005.
Original URL:
http://www.hpdlabinvestigation.org/reports/050706phaseiiplan.pdf

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