Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

chapter |7 pages


part I|81 pages

Prelude: Approaches to Innocence Reform

chapter 4|17 pages

An Etiology of Wrongful Convictions

Error, Safety, and Forward-Looking Accountability in Criminal Justice

chapter 5|17 pages

Innocent Defendants

Divergent Case Outcomes and What They Teach Us

part II|33 pages

Institutions of Innocence Reform

part III|179 pages

Ihanging the Criminal Justice System

section I|37 pages

Police Investigation and Wrongful Convictions

chapter 8|18 pages

Policies, Procedures, and the Police

An Assessment of Wrongful Conviction Risk in Nebraska

section II|21 pages

Forensic Science's Reform Agenda

section III|20 pages

Prosecution Reactions to Innocence

chapter 11|18 pages

Conviction Integrity Units

Toward Prosecutorial Self-Regulation?

section IV|19 pages

Defense Counsel

chapter 12|17 pages

Public Defense in an Age of Innocence

The Innocence Paradigm and the Challenges of Representing the Accused

section V|19 pages

New Models of Adjudication and Appeal

chapter 13|17 pages

Investigative Procedure and Post-Conviction Review

Resetting Incentives to Separate the Innocent From the Guilty

section VI|19 pages

New Models for Establishing Innocence Post-Conviction

chapter 14|17 pages

The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission

Catching Cases That Fall Through the Cracks

section VII|19 pages

Death Penalty Directions

chapter 15|17 pages

Deadly Errors and Salutary Reforms

The Kill That Cures?

section VIII|17 pages

Exoneree Compensation

chapter 16|15 pages

Exoneree Compensation

Current Policies and Future Outlook

part IV|13 pages


chapter IV|11 pages


The Prospects for Innocence Reform