Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice: A Challenge and Invitation

Published in ACJS Today The Newsletter of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Volume XLII, Issue 1, (2017)

21 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2017

Date Written: January 15, 2017

Abstract

This article asks: (1) Should criminal justice and criminological research related to wrongful conviction be more extensive?; (2) What is innocence scholarship?; and (3) How have criminologists and criminal justice researchers contributed to the study of wrongful convictions and what are the paths forward? This article is framed by the observation that crime scholars play a small role in innocence scholarship hence the challenge and invitation.

Keywords: wrongful conviction, criminal justice research, criminology

Suggested Citation

Zalman, Marvin, Wrongful Convictions and Criminal Justice: A Challenge and Invitation (January 15, 2017). Published in ACJS Today The Newsletter of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Volume XLII, Issue 1, (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2911639

Marvin Zalman (Contact Author)

Wayne State University ( email )

Department of Physiology, Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

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