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 6, 2007
The Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University School of Law (General)
Original URL:
http://www.law.northwestern.edu/wrongfulconvictions/
February 6, 2007
CrimeLynx (General)
Original URL:
http://www.crimelynx.com/
February 6, 2007
Expert's Picks; Wrongful Convictions (General)
Authors:
Weinberg, Steve
Citation (Popular Media):
Wash. Post, December 25, 2005, at T04.
February 6, 2007
Justice: Denied - The Magazine for the Wrongfully Convicted (General)
Original URL:
http://justicedenied.org
February 6, 2007
Report and Recommendations Regarding Eyewitness Identification Procedures (Eyewitness ID)
Authors:
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice
Citation (Reports):
April 13, 2006.
Original URL:
http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/faculty/gwells/California_Commission.pdf
February 6, 2007
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice (General)
Original URL:
http://www.ccfaj.org/
February 6, 2007
Report and Recommendations Regarding False Confessions (False Confessions)
Authors:
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice
Citation (Reports):
July 25, 2006.
Original URL:
http://www.ccfaj.org/documents/reports/false/official/falconfrep.pdf
February 6, 2007
Report and Recommendations Regarding Informant Testimony (Jailhouse Informants)
Authors:
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice
Original URL:
http://www.ccfaj.org/documents/reports/jailhouse/official/Official%20Report.pdf
February 6, 2007
Emergency Report and Recommendations Regarding DNA Testing Backlogs (Forensics/DNA)
Authors:
California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice
Citation (Reports):
February 20, 2007.
Original URL:
http://www.ccfaj.org/documents/reports/problems/official/Report%20on%20DNA%20Backlogs.pdf
February 6, 2007
Innocence Commission Act (Pennsylvania) (General)
Citation (Legislation):
S. 1069 (2006 Session).
Original URL:
http://tinyurl.com/2r8o4n

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