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 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
April 16, 2007
Florida - S2464 (2007) (General)
Citation (Legislation):
Introduced March 1, 2007; pending.
Original URL:
http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&Year=2007&billnum=2464
April 16, 2007
Florida - H125 (2007) (General)
Citation (Legislation):
Introduced March 6, 2007; pending.
Original URL:
http://www.flsenate.gov/session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&Submenu=1&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&Billnum=0125&Year=2007
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

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