Actual Innocence

Paperback $17.00

Dec 02, 2003 | 432 Pages

  • Paperback $17.00

    Dec 02, 2003 | 432 Pages

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A troubling portrayal of the criminal justice system from within its well-guarded walls.” —New York Times“Required reading for anyone who believes that only the guilty are put to death…A catalog of appalling miscarriages of justice.” —Washington Post“[A] chilling look at judicial corruption and incompetence.” —New York Daily News“Should be required reading for…our justice system.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

Table Of Contents

Actual InnocenceAuthor’s Note
Introduction: Wrong Numbers

1. An Innocence Project
2. An Invention
3. Seeing Things
4. False Confessions
5. White Coat Fraud
6. Snitch
7. Junk Science
8. Broken Oaths
9. Sleeping Lawyers
10. Race
11. The Death of Innocents
12. Starting Over
13. Lessons
14. Reckonings: An Update

Appendix 1: A Short List of Reforms to Protect the Innocent
Appendix 2: DNA Exonerations at a Glance


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