Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming)
16 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 7, 2017
This chapter is part of a comprehensive report on criminal justice reform. It examines three costly and persistent problems plaguing judicial review in state criminal cases: its failure to correct wrongful convictions, the absence of supervision of lower courts’ handling of certain categories of issues of particular public concern, and unnecessary delay. The chapter collects research and outlines reforms to provide more efficient review, address error-correction deficiencies exposed by research into cases of wrongful conviction, and fill gaps in appellate oversight of the plea-negotiation process as well as errors that lead to acquittal.
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