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 7, 2007
A Quantitative Look at the Two-Suspect Scenario (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Netter, Brian
Citation (Journal Articles):
115 Yale L.J. 1167 (2006).
February 7, 2007
Wrongful Convictions: It Is Time to Take Prosecution Discipline Seriously (Police/Prosecutorial Misconduct)
Authors:
Yaroshefsky, Ellen
Citation (Journal Articles):
8 U.D.C. L. Rev. 275 (2004).
February 7, 2007
Editorial, Fix Justice System So Innocent Don't Go To Jail (General)
Authors:
Colfax, Edwin
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Sun-Times, February 11, 2006, at 12.
February 7, 2007
A Salve for Injustice (General)
Authors:
Editorial
Citation (Popular Media):
Boston Globe, August 20, 2006, at D8.
February 7, 2007
Errors of Justice (General)
Authors:
Editorial
Citation (Popular Media):
Wash. Post, December 18, 2005, at B6.
February 7, 2007
Editorial, Wrongfully Convicted People Get Pittance for Years in Prison (General)
Authors:
Daniel, Karen
Citation (Popular Media):
Chi. Sun-Times, August 11, 2006, at 41.
February 7, 2007
California: Legislature Approves Bills on Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Egelko, Bob
Citation (Popular Media):
S.F. Chron., September 8, 2006, at B3.
February 7, 2007
DNA Testing - 92 Years Lost, and Counting (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Hiaasen, Carl
Citation (Popular Media):
Miami Herald, January 29, 2006, at L1.
February 7, 2007
Awaiting Next Word in 17-Year-Old Murder Case (General)
Authors:
Lambert, Bruce
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times, January 3, 2006, at 1.
February 7, 2007
Study Suspects Thousands of False Convictions (General)
Authors:
Liptak, Adam
Citation (Popular Media):
N.Y. Times On the Web, April 19, 2004.
Original URL:
http://truthinjustice.org/exoneration-study.htm

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