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.
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.