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Wrongful Convictions

This is a guide originally prepared for law students in a research seminar on wrongful convictions. Updated Oct. 2, 2020.

CWRU Research Databases

Current CWRU faculty, students, and staff may access approximately 586 topical research databases. Other databases which may lead you to relevant articles include:



Selected Law Review Articles

Sanjay K. Chhablani,  "Beyond Brady: An Eighth Amendment Right to Discovery in Capital Cases," 38 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 423-436 (2014).

Andrew Manuel Crespo, "The Hidden Law of Plea Bargaining," 118 Colum. L. Rev. 1303 - 1424 (2018).

Andrew Manuel Crespo, "Systemic Facts: Toward Institutional Awareness in Criminal Courts," 129 Harv. L. Rev. 2049-2117 (2016).

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

Mary D. Fan, "Democratizing Proof: Pooling Public and Police Body-camera Videos," 96 N.C. L. Rev. 1639 - 1680 (2018).

Brandon L. Garrett & Peter J. Neufeld, "Invalid Forensic Science Testimony and Wrongful Convictions," 95 Va. L. Rev. 1-98 (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).

Michael L. Perlin, "'Merchants and Thieves, Hungry for Power':  Prosecutorial Misconduct and Passive Judicial Complicity in Death Penalty Trials of Defendants with Mental Disabilities,"  73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1501-1548 (2016).

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

Barry C. Scheck, "Conviction Integrity Units Revisited,"  14 Oh. St. J. Crim. L. 705 (2017).

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).