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Reply to Richard A. Leo and Jon B. Gould

Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 9, 2011

U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 211

5 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Sep 2010

Samuel R. Gross

University of Michigan Law School

Barbara O'Brien

Michigan State University - College of Law

Date Written: May 8, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gross, Samuel R. and O'Brien, Barbara, Reply to Richard A. Leo and Jon B. Gould (May 8, 2010). Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 9, 2011 ; U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 211. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1622923 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1622923

Samuel R. Gross (Contact Author)

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Barbara O'Brien

Michigan State University - College of Law ( email )

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East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
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