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Which--innocent or guilty?

Emerson S. Clem

Which--innocent or guilty?

And other short stories.

by Emerson S. Clem

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Published by Comet Press Books in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPZ4.C625 Wh
The Physical Object
Pagination132 p.
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6176853M
LC Control Number55008505
OCLC/WorldCa13407193

After investigating a set of cases in which DNA was used to exonerate the innocent and to identify the guilty party, we identified true perpetrators, of whom committed additional crimes. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in , the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Currently ranked among the top law schools in the United States, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

  It is a tragic reality that that several of our ancestors were involved in the witch trials at Salem in the late 17th century. Those involved were relatives whose lines decended through to the Currier line and the Pond/Dickie line. Among our accused family members were three Towne sisters - Rebecca Towne Nurse, Mary Towne. The world of the movie is like a nightmare, with its hero popping from one surrealistic situation to another. Water towers open into file rooms, a woman does laundry while through the door a trial is under way, and huge trunks are dragged across empty landscapes and then back again.

  False confessions, invalid forensic analysis, eyewitness misidentifications and other systemic flaws in the criminal justice system contributed to the wrongful conviction of the first people exonerated by DNA tests, Professor Brandon Garrett writes in "Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong," a book published this spring by Harvard University Press. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair book uses hard facts to set the record straight. It explores, among other things, about two dozen of the many cases since in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex 5/5(1).


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See all 4 formats and editions Hide other 5/5(1). "This important book, joining many others about the possibility and actuality of executing innocent persons examines the full range of potential and real cases in which innocent people are falsely accused, convicted, and incarcerated and describes the variety of missteps in our criminal justice system that lead to unjust imprisonment.

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In his book Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, Brandon L. Garrett, a law professor at the University of Virginia, looked at cases in which innocent people were cleared by DNA evidence, including 40 in which there were false confessions. One case studied in the book was that of Earl Washington.

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“Right now, there are likely thousands of innocent people in U.S. jails and prisons as a result of wrongful convictions. John H. Blume of Cornell University and Rebecca K. Helm have posted the article "The Unexonerated: Factually Innocent Defendants Who Plead Guilty", Cornell Legal Studies Research Paper (July, ) on SSRN.

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