Criminal Appeals

Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming)

Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-39

16 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2017

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Nancy J. King

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: August 7, 2017

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

King, Nancy J., Criminal Appeals (August 7, 2017). Academy for Justice, A Report on Scholarship and Criminal Justice Reform (Erik Luna ed., Forthcoming); Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-39. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3014799

Nancy J. King (Contact Author)

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