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Problem of old convictions

Law Reform Commission of Western Australia.

Problem of old convictions

discussion paper

by Law Reform Commission of Western Australia.

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Published by The Commission in [Perth, W.A.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia,
  • Western Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Criminal registers -- Cancellation -- Australia -- Western Australia,
    • Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- Australia -- Western Australia

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesDiscussion paper on the problem of old convictions.
      StatementLaw Reform Commission of Western Australia.
      SeriesProject ;, no. 80, Project (Law Reform Commission of Western Australia) ;, no. 80.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKUH46.8 .P76 no. 80 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination97, vi p. ;
      Number of Pages97
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2592666M
      LC Control Number85145835

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Wonderful book. By Luke Elliot This book looks into some wrongful convictions. There are many innocent people in the world who were hanged due to miscarriages of justice.

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In the United States, about 60 % of the defendants are found guilty in criminal trials (Source: The Book of Risks, by Larry Laudan, John Wiley and Sons).

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Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions, By Mark Godsey (). Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s Year Journey from Prison to Peace, by Michael Morton () Convicting the Innocent, Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong by Brandon Garrett () The Central Park Five, by Sarah Burns ().

The book also provides case studies that offer specific examples of what can and does go wrong in the criminal justice contributors argue that the most important single characteristic among wrongful conviction cases is the chronic denial by politicians and prosecutorsof the existence of a problem and their failure to act decisively.

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However, the wrongful conviction trend has only been subjectively accepted by the general public to any measurable degree within the past two decades (Huff, ). A History of Wrongful Convictions in the United States. A miscarriage of justice, also known as a failure of justice, occurs when a person is convicted and punished for a crime that he or she did not commit.

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The state of Kansas is poised to take a significant step toward righting a grave injustice, the theft of people’s freedom for crimes they did not commit. On Friday, legislators worked out a compromise, agreeing to award $65, per year for every year an exoneree was wrongfully imprisoned.

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The research conducted in this particular area is mostly by lawyers and psychologists. I believe that if social scientists make an attempt to delve deeper into the same, it would be highly beneficial and yield results that can help in remedying the problem.

Samuel Gross has provided an insightful commentary in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 22 vote (6 to 2) in Turner vs. United States, that affirmed the murder convictions of seven men and reaffirmed “a terrible old rule that has done great harm to the accuracy of criminal trials ”.

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In America, Borchard's article, and his later book, which is described in Part II, infra, are among the earliest, most cited publications on wrongful convictions.

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