The Correction of Wrongful Convictions: A Comparative Perspective

68 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2009  

Lissa Griffin

Pace University School of Law

Date Written: March 9, 2009

Abstract

This Article analyzes the different modes in which two facially similar adversarial systems remedy wrongful convictions. Part I briefly examines the origins of wrongful convictions in both England and the United States. Part II describes the appellate processes in the two countries for correcting wrongful convictions. Part III addresses the processes for correcting wrongful convictions after the appellate processes have been completed. Part IV critiques the English process and examines whether aspects of that process may be carried over to the United States.

Suggested Citation

Griffin, Lissa, The Correction of Wrongful Convictions: A Comparative Perspective (March 9, 2009). American University International Law Review, Vol. 16, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1356103

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