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Wrongful Convictions

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

CWRU Research Databases

Current CWRU faculty, students, and staff may access approximately 300 topical research databases.


Selected Recent Articles

Don J. DeGabrielle & Eliot F. Turner, "Ethics, Justice and Prosecution,"  32 Rev. Litig. 279 (2013).

Brandon L. Garrett & Peter J. Neufeld, "Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions," 95 Va. L. Rev. 1 (2009).

Paul C. Giannelli, "Forensic Science and the ABA Innocence Report," 37 Sw. U. L. Rev. 993 (2008).

Paul C. Giannelli & Kevin C. McMunigal, "Prosecutors, Ethics and Expert Witnesses," 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1493 (2007).

Jon B. Gould, Julia Carrano, Richard A. Leo, & Katie Hail-Jares, "Predicting Erroneous Convictions," 99 Iowa L. Rev. 471 (2014).

Peter A. Joy, "The Relationship Between Prosecutorial Misconduct and Wrongful Convictions: Shaping Remedies for a Broken System," 2006 Wis.L.Rev. 339.

Gary Kowaluk, "Legal Thinking, the Adversarial Process and Exonerating Innocent Defendants: A Socio-Legal View of the Wrongful Conviction Process," 45 Sw. L. Rev. 27 (2015).

Jennifer E. Laurin, "Brady in an Age of Innocence," 38 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 505 (2014).

Richard A. Leo, et al., "Promoting Accuracy in the Use of Confession Evidence: An Argument for Pretrial Reliability Assessments to Prevent Wrongful Convictions," 85 Temple L. Rev. 759 (2013).

Eve Brensike Primus, "Structural Reform in Criminal Defense: Relocating Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims," 92 Cornell L. Rev. 679 (2007).

Sandra Guerra Thompson, "What Price Justice? The Importance of Costs to Eyewitness Identification Reform," 41 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 33 (2008).

Samuel Wiseman, "Innocence After Death," 60 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 687 (2010).

Marvin Zalman & Julia Carrano, "Sustainability of Innocence Reform,"  77  Alb. L. Rev. 955 (2014).



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