Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Clive Walker
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1854316877
ISBN 13: 9781854316875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

The authors examine the various steps within the criminal justice system which have resulted in the conviction of the innocent, and suggest remedies as to how miscarriages might be avoided in the future. The contributors comprise academics, campaigners and practitioners.

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Brent E. Turvey,Craig M Cooley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 0124095283
ISBN 13: 9780124095281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

Miscarriages of justice are a regular occurrence in the criminal justice system, which is characterized by government agencies that are understaffed, underfunded, and undertrained across the board. We know this because, every week, DNA testing and innocence projects across the United States help to identify and eventually overturn wrongful convictions. As a result, the exonerated go free and the stage is set for addressing criminal and civil liability. Criminal justice students and professionals therefore have a need to be made aware of the miscarriage problem as a threshold issue. They need to know what a miscarriage of justice looks like, how to recognize it's many forms, and what their duty of care might be in terms of prevention. They also need to appreciate that identifying miscarriages, and ensuring legal remedy, is an important function of the system that must be honored by all criminal justice professionals. The purpose of this textbook is to move beyond the law review, casebook, and true crime publications that comprise the majority of miscarriage literature. While informative, they are not designed for teaching students in a classroom setting. This text is written for use at the undergraduate level in journalism, sociology, criminology and criminal justice programs - to introduce college students to the miscarriage phenomenon in a structured fashion. The language is more broadly accessible than can be found in legal texts, and the coverage is multidisciplinary. Miscarriages of Justice: Actual Innocence, Forensic Evidence, and the Law focuses on the variety of miscarriages issues in the United States legal system. Written by leaders in the field, it is particularly valuable to forensic scientists and attorneys evaluating evidence or preparing for trial or appeal in cases where faulty evidence features prominently. It is also of value to those interested in developing arguments for miscarriage in post-conviction review of criminal cases. Chapters focus specifically on issues of law enforcement bias and corruption; false confessions; ineffective counsel and prosecutorial misconduct; forensic fraud; and more. The book closes by examining innocence projects and commissions, and civil remedies for the wrongfully convicted. This text ultimately presents the issue of miscarriages as a systemic and multi-disciplinary criminal justice issue. It provides perspectives from within the professional CJ community, and it serves as warning to future professionals about the dangers and consequences of apathy, incompetence, and neglect. Consequently, it can be used by any CJ educator to introduce any group of CJ students to the problem. Written by practicing criminal justice professionals in plain language for undergraduate students Covers multiple perspectives across the criminal justice system Informed by experience working for Innocence Projects across the United States to achieve successful exonerations Topical case examples to facilitate teaching and learning Companion website featuring Discussion topics, Exam questions and PowerPoint slides: http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/Manuals.aspx?isbn=9780124115583

Understanding Miscarriages of Justice

Understanding Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Richard Nobles,David Schiff (Law professor)
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015048830247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

When justice is contested and uncertain, how can miscarriage of justice be viewed. This book addresses this question, looking at the relationship between the legal construction of criminal justice, most notably that of trials and appeals.

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada
Author: Kathryn M. Campbell
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1487514573
ISBN 13: 9781487514570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada Book Review:

Innocent people are regularly convicted of crimes they did not commit. A number of systemic factors have been found to contribute to wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, informant testimony, official misconduct, and faulty forensic evidence. In Miscarriages of Justice in Canada, Kathryn M. Campbell offers an extensive overview of wrongful convictions, bringing together current sociological, criminological, and legal research, as well as current case-law examples. For the first time, information on all known and suspected cases of wrongful conviction in Canada is included and interspersed with discussions of how wrongful convictions happen, how existing remedies to rectify them are inadequate, and how those who have been victimized by these errors are rarely compensated. Campbell reveals that the causes of wrongful convictions are, in fact, avoidable, and that those in the criminal justice system must exercise greater vigilance and openness to the possibility of error if the problem of wrongful conviction is to be resolved.

Misleading DNA Evidence

Misleading DNA Evidence
Author: Peter Gill
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2014-06-18
ISBN 10: 0124172202
ISBN 13: 9780124172203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misleading DNA Evidence Book Review:

Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of justice can occur when dealing with DNA, what the role of the forensic scientist is throughout the process, and how judges and lawyers can educate themselves about all of the possibilities to consider when dealing with cases that involve DNA evidence. DNA has become the gold standard by which a person can be placed at the scene of a crime, and the past decade has seen great advances in this powerful crime solving tool. But the statistics that analysts can attach to DNA evidence often vary, and in some cases the statistical weight assigned to that match, can vary enormously. The numbers provided to juries often overstate the evidence, and can result in a wrongful conviction. In addition to statistics, the way the evidence is collected, stored and analyzed can also result in a wrongful conviction due to contamination. This book reviews high-profile and somewhat contentious cases to illustrate these points, including the death of Meredith Kercher. It examines crucial topics such as characterization of errors and determination of error rates, reporting DNA profiles and the source and sub-source levels, and the essentials of statement writing. It is a concise, readable resource that will help not only scientists, but legal professionals with limited scientific backgrounds, to understand the intricacies of DNA use in the justice system. Ideal reference for scientists and for those without extensive scientific backgrounds Written by one of the pioneers in forensic DNA typing and interpretation of DNA profiling results Ideal format for travel, court environments, or wherever easy access to reference material is vital

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Inside Justice
Publsiher: Inside Justice
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2014-01
ISBN 10: 9780992740818
ISBN 13: 0992740819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

This booklet provides a brief guide for persons accused and/or convicted of crimes they did not commit. The guide is intended for miscarriage of justice victims and those working to overturn the wrongful conviction.

Wrongful Conviction

Wrongful Conviction
Author: C. Ronald Huff,Martin Killias
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2010-01-28
ISBN 10: 159213646X
ISBN 13: 9781592136469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrongful Conviction Book Review:

Imperfections in the criminal justice system have long intrigued the general public and worried scholars and legal practitioners. In Wrongful Conviction, criminologists C. Ronald Huff and Martin Killias present an important collection of essays that analyzes cases of injustice across an array of legal systems, with contributors from North America, Europe and Israel. This collection includes a number of well-developed public-policy recommendations intended to reduce the instances of courts punishing innocents. It also offers suggestions for compensating more fairly those who are wrongfully convicted.

Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice

Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice
Author: M. Naughton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2007-09-05
ISBN 10: 023059896X
ISBN 13: 9780230598966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

Drawing on Foucauldian theory and 'social harm' paradigms, Naughton offers a radical redefinition of miscarriages of justice from a critical perspective. This book uncovers the limits of the entire criminal justice process and challenges the dominant perception that miscarriages of justices are rare and exceptional cases of wrongful imprisonment.

Miscarriages of Justice The Case of Judith Ward

Miscarriages of Justice  The Case of Judith Ward
Author: Lina Kudriavcevaite
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 366862870X
ISBN 13: 9783668628700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice The Case of Judith Ward Book Review:

Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Law - Criminal process, Criminology, Law Enforcement, grade: 2:1, University of Hull, language: English, abstract: This essay deals with the case of Judith Ward. In 1974, at the age of twenty-five, Judith Ward was accused of bombing a British Army coach on the M62 motorway, which caused twelve deaths, and several other offences related to explosions. Ward was given a life sentence. In 1974 BBC news presented Judith Ward as a dangerous criminal, responsible for several deaths. It took eighteen years for that picture to be transformed in the media and among members of British society. Judith Ward received a life term for each of those who have been killed when the coach exploded.

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice
Author: C. Ronald Huff,Martin Killias
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415539935
ISBN 13: 9780415539937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

This innovative work builds on Huff and Killiase(tm) earlier publication (2008), but is broader and more thoroughly comparative in a number of important ways:ee (1) while focusing heavily on wrongful convictions, it places the subject of wrongful convictions in the broader contextual framework of miscarriages of justice and provides discussions of different types of miscarriages of justice that have not previously received much scholarly attention by criminologists; (2) it addresses, in much greater detail, the questions of how, and how often, wrongful convictions occur; (3) it provides more in-depth consideration of the role of forensic science in helping produce wrongful convictions and in helping free those who have been wrongfully convicted; (4) it offers new insights into the origins and current progress of the innocence movement, as well as the challenges that await the exonerated when they return to "free" society; (5) it assesses the impact of the use of alternatives to trials (especially plea bargains in the U.S. and summary proceedings and penal orders in Europe) in producing wrongful convictions; (6) it considers how the U.S. and Canada have responded to 9/11 and the increased threat of terrorism by enacting legislation and adopting policies that may exacerbate the problem of wrongful conviction; and (7) it provides in-depth considerations of two topics related to wrongful conviction:ee voluntary false confessions and convictions which, although technically not wrongful since they are based on law violations, represent another type of miscarriage of justice since they are due solely to unjust laws resulting from political repression.ee

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Sam Poyser,Rebecca Milne,Angus Nurse
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781447327479
ISBN 13: 1447327470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Memory and Miscarriages of Justice

Memory and Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Mark L. Howe,Lauren M. Knott,Martin A. Conway
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-08-16
ISBN 10: 131761738X
ISBN 13: 9781317617389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory and Miscarriages of Justice Book Review:

Memory is often the primary evidence in the courtroom, yet unfortunately this evidence may not be fit for purpose. This is because memory is both fallible and malleable; it is possible to forget and also to falsely remember things which never happened. The legal system has been slow to adapt to scientific findings about memory even though such findings have implications for the use of memory as evidence, not only in the case of eyewitness testimony, but also for how jurors, barristers, and judges weigh evidence. Memory and Miscarriages of Justice provides an authoritative look at the role of memory in law and highlights the common misunderstandings surrounding it while bringing the modern scientific understanding of memory to the forefront. Drawing on the latest research, this book examines cases where memory has played a role in miscarriages of justice and makes recommendations from the science of memory to support the future of memory evidence in the legal system. Appealing to undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology and law, memory experts, and legal professionals, this book provides an insightful and global view of the use of memory within the legal system.

When Law Fails

When Law Fails
Author: Austin Sarat
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780814762257
ISBN 13: 0814762255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Law Fails Book Review:

Since 1989, there have been over 200 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States. On the surface, the release of innocent people from prison could be seen as a victory for the criminal justice system: the wrong person went to jail, but the mistake was fixed and the accused set free. A closer look at miscarriages of justice, however, reveals that such errors are not aberrations but deeply revealing, common features of our legal system. The ten original essays in When Law Fails view wrongful convictions not as random mistakes but as organic outcomes of a misshaped larger system that is rife with faulty eyewitness identifications, false confessions, biased juries, and racial discrimination. Distinguished legal thinkers Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Austin Sarat have assembled a stellar group of contributors who try to make sense of justice gone wrong and to answer urgent questions. Are miscarriages of justice systemic or symptomatic, or are they mostly idiosyncratic? What are the broader implications of justice gone awry for the ways we think about law? Are there ways of reconceptualizing legal missteps that are particularly useful or illuminating? These instructive essays both address the questions and point the way toward further discussion. When Law Fails reveals the dramatic consequences as well as the daily realities of breakdowns in the law’s ability to deliver justice swiftly and fairly, and calls on us to look beyond headline-grabbing exonerations to see how failure is embedded in the legal system itself. Once we are able to recognize miscarriages of justice we will be able to begin to fix our broken legal system. Contributors: Douglas A. Berman, Markus D. Dubber, Mary L. Dudziak, Patricia Ewick, Daniel Givelber, Linda Ross Meyer, Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Austin Sarat, Jonathan Simon, and Robert Weisberg.

Applications for Ministerial Review Miscarriages of Justice

Applications for Ministerial Review  Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Canada. Department of Justice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112097367541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Redressing Miscarriages of Justice Practice and Procedure in International Criminal Cases

Redressing Miscarriages of Justice  Practice and Procedure in  International  Criminal Cases
Author: Geert-Jan Knoops
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-06-27
ISBN 10: 9004255745
ISBN 13: 9789004255746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redressing Miscarriages of Justice Practice and Procedure in International Criminal Cases Book Review:

The author offers an extensive review of the mechanisms available in different (international) law-systems to prevent and redress miscarriages of justice, from the causes of miscarriages of justice to examining forensic reports.

A Miscarriage of Justice

A Miscarriage of Justice
Author: Cassia Roth
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1503611337
ISBN 13: 9781503611337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Miscarriage of Justice Book Review:

A Miscarriage of Justice examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the onset of republicanism in 1889, women's reproductive capabilities—their ability to conceive and raise future citizens and laborers—became critical to the expansion of the new Brazilian state. Analyzing court cases, law, medical writings, and health data, Cassia Roth argues that the state's approach to women's health in the early twentieth century focused on criminalizing fertility control without improving services or outcomes for women. Ultimately, the increasingly interventionist state fostered a culture of condemnation around poor women's reproduction that extended beyond elite discourses into the popular imagination. By tracing how legal thought and medical knowledge became cemented into law and clinical practice, how obstetricians, public health officials, and legal practitioners approached fertility control, and how women experienced and negotiated their reproductive lives, A Miscarriage of Justice provides a new way of interpreting the intertwined histories of gender, race, reproduction, and the state—and shows how these questions continue to reverberate in debates over reproductive rights and women's health in Brazil today.

Miscarriages of Justice

Miscarriages of Justice
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1053668426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gringo Nightmare

Gringo Nightmare
Author: Eric Volz
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781429925358
ISBN 13: 1429925353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gringo Nightmare Book Review:

In the spirit of Midnight Express and Not Without My Daughter comes the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didn't commit. Eric Volz was in his late twenties in 2005 when he moved from California to Nicaragua. He and a friend cofounded a bilingual magazine, El Puente, and it proved more successful than they ever expected. Then Volz met Doris Jiménez, an incomparable beauty from a small Nicaraguan beach town, and they began a passionate and meaningful relationship. Though the relationship ended amicably less than a year later and Volz moved his business to the capital city of Managua, a close bond between the two endured. Nothing prepared him for the phone call he received on November 21, 2006, when he learned that Doris had been found dead---murdered---in her seaside clothing boutique. He rushed from Managua to be with her friends and family, and before he knew it, he found himself accused of her murder, arrested, and imprisoned. Decried in the press and vilified by his onetime friends, Volz suffered horrific conditions, illness, deadly inmates, an angry lynch mob, sadistic guards, and the merciless treatment of government officials. It was only through his dogged persistence, the tireless support of his friends and family, and the assistance of a former intelligence operative that Eric was released, in December 2007, after more than a year in prison. A story that made national and international headlines, this is the first and only book to tell Eric's absorbing, moving account in his own words. Visit the companion Exhibit Hall at the Gringo Nightmare website for additional photos, audio clips, video, case files, and more.

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent
Author: Brandon Garrett
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-09-03
ISBN 10: 0674066111
ISBN 13: 9780674066113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convicting the Innocent Book Review:

DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada
Author: Kathryn Maria Campbell,Erasmus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781487514563
ISBN 13: 1487514565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada Book Review:

In Miscarriages of Justice in Canada, Kathryn M. Campbell offers an extensive overview of wrongful convictions, bringing together current sociological, criminological, and legal research, as well as current case-law examples.