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 7, 2007
Exonerations in the United States 1989 through 2003 (General)
Authors:
Gross, Samuel R., Jacoby, Kristen, Matheson, Daniel J., Montgomery, Nicholas, and Patil, Sujata
Citation (Journal Articles):
95 J. Crim. L. and Criminology 523 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Wrongful Conviction: Causes and Public Policy Issues (General)
Authors:
Huff, C. Ronald
Citation (Journal Articles):
18 ABA Crim. Justice 15 (2003).
Original URL:
http://www.abanet.org/crimjust/spring2003/conviction.html
February 7, 2007
Instituting Innocence Reform: Wisconsin's New Governance Experiment (General)
Authors:
Kruse, Katherine R.
Citation (Journal Articles):
2006 Wis. L. Rev. 645 (2006).
February 7, 2007
How the Pretrial Process Contributes to Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Leipold, Andrew D.
Citation (Journal Articles):
42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1123 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Wrongfully Convicted: A No-Win Situation for the Victim (General)
Authors:
Levey, Dan S.
Citation (Journal Articles):
52 Drake L. Rev. 695 (2004).
February 7, 2007
System Failure (General)
Authors:
Luna, Erik
Citation (Journal Articles):
42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1201 (2005).
February 7, 2007
The Role of the Social Sciences in Preventing Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
McMurtie, Jacqueline
Citation (Journal Articles):
42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1271 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction: Theoretical Implications and Practical Solutions (General)
Authors:
Medwed, Daniel S.
Citation (Journal Articles):
51 Vill. L. Rev. 337 (2006).
February 7, 2007
The North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission: Uncommon Perspectives Joined by a Common Cause (General)
Authors:
Mumma, Christine C.
Citation (Journal Articles):
52 Drake L. Rev. 647 (2004).
February 7, 2007
Convicting the Guilty, Acquitting the Innocent - Recently Adopted ABA Policies (General)
Authors:
Raeder, Myrna S., Taslitz, Andrew E., and Giannelli, Paul C.
Citation (Journal Articles):
20 Crim. Justice 14 (2006).

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