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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.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Criminal Justice Website.

  • News, commentary and blog posts on wrongful convictions.

Criminal Procedure Resource Guide (National Center for State Courts, NCSC).

Bibliography on state criminal procedure.

Georgetown Law Library. Criminal Law & Justice Research Guide.

One of the most thorough basic research guides.

Innocence Project.

  • The main site for the Project explains its causes, profiles more than 300 post-conviction exonerations by DNA and By Other Means and its Active Cases.

Wrongful Convictions— website.

Organization of Illinois lawyers & journalists working to expose corruption and advocating for effective public policy…

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Criminal Defense Issues gathers links to reports and other resources on specialized topics.


Collection of working papers & scholarly articles, including Criminal Law & Procedure SSRN eJournals—permits searching and browsing.