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Wrongful Convictions, Policing, and the 'Wars on Crime and Drugs'

  title={Wrongful Convictions, Policing, and the 'Wars on Crime and Drugs'},
  author={Hannah S. Laqueur and Stephen Rushin and Jonathan Simon},
Wrongful conviction ought to be an aberration for any system of criminal punishment tied to legal adjudication; certainly in a system such as we have in the United States, premised on the constitutional bedrock of requiring a jury to find guilt beyond a reasonable doubt (Sandstrom v. Montana). We suggest, however, that during the so-called wars on crime and drugs, wrongful convictions are no longer mere aberrations, any more than is holding to the end of hostilities captured members of an enemy… 
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