Convicted but innocent - Wrongful conviction and the criminal justice system

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Legal literature from the beginning of the century, as well as more recent studies, furnish us with accounts of cases of innicent men and women who were tried and convicted of serious crimes throughout the United States. This study surveys the literature on those cases and describes these wrongful convictions by the distribution of offenses, of sentences, of actual punishment inflicted, and types of error contributing to the wrongful conviction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-293
Number of pages11
JournalLaw and Human Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law


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