Reply to Richard A. Leo and Jon B. Gould
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 9, 2011
5 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Sep 2010
Date Written: May 8, 2010
In a recent article in the Ohio Journal of Criminal Law Professors Richard Leo and Jon Gould criticize some of our research on false convictions. In this brief reply we dispute some of their methodological assertions, and point out that while Leo and Gould take issue in some detail with our cautious and generally pessimistic view of research in this area, they do not actually dispute any of our empirical conclusions.
Keywords: wrongful convictions, false convictions, exonerations, criminal prosecution
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