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.

February 18, 2007
Scientific Evidence and Forensic Evidence Since Daubert: Maine Decides to Sit Out the Dance (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Bohan, Thomas L.
Citation (Journal Articles):
56 Me. L. Rev. 101 (2004).
February 18, 2007
The Cognitive Psychology of Circumstantial Evidence (General)
Authors:
Heller, Kevin Jon
Citation (Journal Articles):
105 Mich. L. Rev. 241 (2006).
February 18, 2007
Editorial, Junk Science, Junk Evidence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Scheck, Barry and Neufeld, Peter
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, May 11, 2001, at A35.
February 18, 2007
Note, Life After Death Row: Preventing Wrongful Capital Convictions and Restoring Innocence After Exoneration (General)
Authors:
Blackerby, Jean Coleman
Citation (Journal Articles):
56 Vand. L. Rev. 1179 (2003).
February 15, 2007
Double Helix, Double Bind: Factual Innocence and Post Conviction DNA Testing (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Kreimer, Seth F. and Rudovsky, David
Citation (Journal Articles):
151 U. Pa. L. Rev. 547 (2002).
February 15, 2007
Note, "And the DNA Shall Set You Free": Issues Surrounding Postconviction DNA Evidence and the Pursuit of Innocence (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Christian, Karen
Citation (Journal Articles):
62 Ohio St. L.J. 1195 (2001).
February 15, 2007
Comment, Postconviction DNA Testing: A Cry For Justice From the Wrongly Convicted (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
DeFoore, David
Citation (Journal Articles):
33 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 491 (2002).
February 15, 2007
DNA and Forensic Science (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Luftig, Micah A. and Richey, Stephen
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 609 (2001).
February 15, 2007
Reflections of the Wrongly Convicted (General)
Authors:
Miller, Neil
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 615 (2001).
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).

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