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The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System

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Dezember 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Describes the creation and first years of the Innocence Commission for Virginia (ICVA), the second innocence commission in the nation and the first to conduct a systematic inquiry into various cases of wrongful conviction. This title focuses on twelve wrongful conviction cases to show how and why wrongful convictions occur.

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JON B. GOULD is Associate Professor in the Department of Administration of Justice Program at George Mason University, where he also teaches in the School of Law. He is a Supreme Court Justice Fellow and Chair of the Innocence Commission for Virginia, a non-profit, non-partisan organization studying wrongful convictions in Virginia. He is the author of Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation.

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"The Innocence Commission adds to the scholarship in the area of wrongful convictions in several important ways and with riveting case descriptions." DANIEL S. MEDWED, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law"
EAN: 9780814731796
ISBN: 0814731791
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2007
Seitenanzahl: 343 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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