The criminal costs of wrongful convictions

  title={The criminal costs of wrongful convictions},
  author={Robert J. Norris and Jennifer N. Weintraub and James R. Acker and Allison D. Redlich and Catherine L. Bonventre},
  journal={Criminology \& Public Policy},
Obstructing Justice: The Association Between Prosecutorial Misconduct and the Identification of True Perpetrators
Prosecutorial misconduct is a potential barrier to identifying true perpetrators of crimes in wrongful conviction cases. Previous theories posit that pressures on prosecutors to carry out their role
“It’s Really Hard Making Up for All of that Lost Time”
The scientific study of wrongful convictions has been ongoing for the past few decades. These studies have worked to quantify wrongful convictions, identify contributing factors, and understand the
Theorizing Failed Prosecutions
Over the last twenty years, the scholarly field of erroneous convictions has skyrocketed, with multiple articles and books exploring the failures that convict the innocent. However, there has been
Wrongful Convictions and Erroneous Acquittals: Applying Packer's Model to Examine Public Perceptions of Judicial Errors in Australia.
Findings show that due process and crime control concerns shape public attitudes toward wrongful convictions and challenge the notion that Packer's models be applied on a continuum.
Opinion Versus Reality: How Should Wrongfully Convicted Individuals be Compensated Versus How They Are Actually Compensated
Securing compensation following exoneration is an important step for wrongfully convicted individuals in getting some semblance of a normal life post-release. This study seeks to determine what the
The Effect of Wrongful Conviction Rate on Death Penalty Support and How It Closes the Racial Gap
  • Sishi Wu
  • Law
    American Journal of Criminal Justice
  • 2021
Prior studies have revealed that wrongful conviction may affect people’s view of the death penalty. But few of them explained why people who believed innocent people were executed still supported the
Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault: Stranger Rape, Acquaintance Rape, and Intra-Familial Child Sexual Assaults
This article reviews the recently published book by M. B. Johnson—Wrongful conviction in sexual assault: Stranger rape, acquaintance rape, and intra-familial child sexual assaults. The focus of the


Investigative Interviewing
In many places throughout world, suspects (and sometimes witnesses and victims) are still interrogated in a coercive, pressurizing manner. The beliefs underlying such practices are examined in this
Where Have All the Innocents Gone
The DNA revolution has revealed that, contrary to received wisdom, the conviction of an innocent defendant by the vaunted American criminal justice system is far from a freakish event. The National
The Influence of Values on Consensus and Contentious Morality Policy: U.S. Death Penalty Reform, 1956-82
We know that policy makers respond more directly to citizen values on morality policy than on nonmorality policy (Haider-Markel and Meier 1996; Mooney and Lee 1995), but how is their response
The Multi-Layered Impact of Public Opinion on Capital Punishment Implementation in the American States
Four traditional models linking public opinion with government policies are found to form one combined, historical chain with opinion and policies intertwined over time. The traditional simple
Mandate the Electronic Recording of Police Interrogations
This article argues that mandatory electronic recording of police interrogation is a policy reform for which the overwhelming benefits and minimal costs can no longer be denied. By creating an
Police Interrogation and American Justice
"Read him his rights." We all recognize this line from cop dramas. But what happens afterward? In this book, Richard Leo sheds light on a little-known corner of our criminal justice system - the
Innocence Project: DNA Exonerations, 1989-2014; Review of Data and Findings from the First 25 Years
I. INTRODUCTION During the last quarter century there have been 325 DNA exonerations in the United States (1989-2014). What seemingly started out as a few tragic examples of wrongful convictions has