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Wrongfully Convicted in California: Are There Connections Between Exonerations, Prosecutorial and Police Procedures, and Justice Reforms?

According to the National Registry of Exonerations, 1900 documented exonerations have occurred in the United States since 1989, with 166 coming from California. From the national data, we have discovered that the leading causes of wrongful conviction in the United … Continue reading

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Contemporary Perspectives on Wrongful Conviction: An Introduction to the 2016 Innocence Network Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Innocent people have been convicted of crimes they did not commit throughout history. The exact number of wrongful convictions is unknowable. In 2014, however, the National Academy of Sciences (“NAS”) released a study of the cases of criminal defendants who … Continue reading

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