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
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).
February 7, 2007
A Fine Line Between Chaos & Creation: Lessons on Innocence Reform from the Pennsylvania Eight (General)
Authors:
Rago, John T.
Citation (Journal Articles):
12 Widener L. Rev. 359 (2006).
February 7, 2007
Note, It's the Prosecution's Story, but They're Not Sticking to It: Applying Harmless Error and Judicial Estoppel to Exculpatory Post-Conviction DNA Testing Cases (General)
Authors:
Ritter, Hilary S.
Citation (Journal Articles):
74 Fordham L. Rev. 825 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Toward a Model Act for the Prevention and Remedy of Erroneous Convictions (General)
Authors:
Saks, Michael J., Constantine, Lauri, Dolezal, Michelle, Garcia, Jennifer, Titus, Carrie, Horton, Gary, Leavell, Tom, Muntz, Jonathan, Rivera, Londa, Stewart, Jennifer, Strumpf, Fredrica, Vanderhaar, Holly, and Pastor, Robert
Citation (Journal Articles):
35 New Eng. L. Rev. 669 (2001).
February 7, 2007
Barry Scheck Lectures on Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Scheck, Barry C.
Citation (Journal Articles):
54 Drake L. Rev. 597 (2006).
February 7, 2007
The Criminal Cases Review Commission Strategic Selection Mechanism (General)
Authors:
Schehr, Robert Carl
Citation (Journal Articles):
42 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1289 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Moving Down the Wedge of Injustice: A Proposal for a Third Generation of Wrongful Convictions Scholarship and Advocacy (General)
Authors:
Siegel, Andrew M.
Citation (Journal Articles):
42 Am. Crim. L. REv. 1219 (2005).
February 7, 2007
The History of Wrongful Execution (General)
Authors:
Smith, Bruce P.
Citation (Journal Articles):
56 Hastings L.J. 1185 (2005).
February 7, 2007
Preventing Wrongful Convictions - A Current Report from Illinois (General)
Authors:
Sullivan, Thomas P.
Citation (Journal Articles):
52 Drake L. Rev. 605 (2004).
February 7, 2007
The Revolutionary Role of Journalism in Identifying and Rectifying Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Warden, Rob
Citation (Journal Articles):
70 U.M.K.C. L. Rev. 803 (2002).

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