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Wrongful Convictions

This is a guide originally prepared for law students in a research seminar on wrongful convictions.

Major Treatises

Major treatises are often written by highly respected legal scholars and practitioners. They are among the most valuable secondary resources because they analyze the existing common law and may promote areas of legal reform. They are useful as a first place to begin your legal research because they typically provide links to significant cases and laws in the topic. They may also provide extensive bibliographies to other other helpful resources on the topic. Often library copies of these do not circulate but you may have access to them from Lexis Advance, WestlawNext or other online resources.

  • Garrett Beaumont, Avoiding Reversible Error in Criminal Cases (2013).
  • Nancy M. Burkoff & John M. Burkoff, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (2013).
  • Bennett L. Gershman, Prosecutorial Misconduct (2002-date).
  • Paul C. Giannelli et al., Scientific Evidence (5th ed., 2012-date).
  • Wayne R. LaFave et al., Criminal Procedure (3d. ed., 2007-date).
  • Joseph F. Lawless, Prosecutorial Misconduct (4th ed. 2008-date).
  • Donald E. Wilkes,  Federal Post Conviction Remedies Handbook (2010-date)

Selected Monographs

Case Catalog

OhioLINK Catalog