Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Key Questions About Wrongful Convictions

After researching hundreds of trials and tens of thousands of court documents, a Virginia lawyer is pursuing some critical questions about wrongful convictions.

Among those:  "If rare DNA evidence proves police got it wrong, what about all those other cases where there was no DNA?"

And:  "If innocent people spent years in jail, shouldn’t we be more concerned that real rapists and murders are walking free?"

NOTE: This is an encore presentation originally broadcast July 11, 2013.

Guest:
Brandon L. Garrett, J.D.
- Author of  Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong  (Harvard University Press). The Roy L. And Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Progress of Law at the University of Virginia.

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