Wrongly Accused Redux: How Race Contributes to Convicting the Innocent - The Informants Example

57 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2008

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Andrew E. Taslitz

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: September 4, 2008

Abstract

This paper argues that there are at least five forces at work that suggest that race increases the chances of convicting the innocent: the selection, ratchet, procedural justice, bystanders, and aggressive suspicion effects.

Suggested Citation

Taslitz, Andrew E., Wrongly Accused Redux: How Race Contributes to Convicting the Innocent - The Informants Example (September 4, 2008). Southwestern University Law Review, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1263368

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