Learning from Our Mistakes: A Criminal Justice Commission to Study Wrongful Convictions
22 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2009
Date Written: February 9, 2009
Perhaps the most lasting significance of the DNA exoneration cases is the lessons they can teach about flaws in the criminal justice system. In the United States, however, little systematic inquiry is made into what went wrong following a wrongful conviction. This article examines several models for structuring the inquiry into the flaws in the criminal justice system exposed by the DNA exonerations.
Keywords: Exonerations, wrongful convictions, innocence, innocence commissions, DNA categories: Criminal Law & Procedure
JEL Classification: K42
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Findley, Keith A., Learning from Our Mistakes: A Criminal Justice Commission to Study Wrongful Convictions (February 9, 2009). California Western Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2002, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1340086
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