Beyond Bad Apples: Analyzing the Role of Forensic Science in Wrongful Convictions

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William C. Thompson

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Examines the problem of wrongful convictions through the lens of organizational theory. Discusses details of the false conviction of Josiah Sutton as a case study of system failure.

Keywords: wrongful conviction, error, evidence, forensic science, organizational theory, bad apple, Houston, crime laboratory

Suggested Citation

Thompson, William C., Beyond Bad Apples: Analyzing the Role of Forensic Science in Wrongful Convictions (2009). Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 37, 971-994, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2214465

William C. Thompson (Contact Author)

University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society ( email )

Irvine, CA
United States

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