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
Beyond Repair? America's Death Penalty (General)
Authors:
Garvey, Stephen P. (ed.)
Citation (Books):
Duke University Press, 2003.
February 7, 2007
Convicted but Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy (General)
Authors:
Huff, C. Ronald, Rattner, Arye, and Sagarin, Edward
Citation (Books):
Sage Publications, 1996.
February 7, 2007
Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Junkin, Tim
Citation (Books):
Algonquin Books, 2004.
February 7, 2007
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Prejean, Sister Helen
Citation (Books):
Random House, 2005.
February 7, 2007
Wrongly Convicted: Perspectives on Failed Justice (General)
Authors:
Westervelt, Saundra D. and Humphrey, John A. (eds.)
Citation (Books):
Rutgers University Press, 2001.
February 7, 2007
Convicted by Juries, Exonerated by Science: Case Studies in the Use of DNA Evidence to Establish Innocence After Trial (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
Connors, Edward, Lundregan, Thomas, Miller, Neal, and McEwan, Tom
Citation (Reports):
June, 1996.
Original URL:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/txtfiles/dnaevid.txt
February 7, 2007
The Innocence Project, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (General)
Original URL:
http://www.innocenceproject.org/index.php
February 7, 2007
The Justice Project - Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform (General)
Original URL:
http://www.thejusticeproject.org/ccjr.html
February 7, 2007
Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (General)
Original URL:
http://www.exonerate.org
February 7, 2007
New York State Defenders Association, Resources - Innocence/Wrongful Convictions (General)
Original URL:
http://www.nysda.org/NYSDA_Resources/Innocence_Wrongful_Convictions/innocence_wrongful_convictions.html

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