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The Resource Overturning wrongful convictions : science serving justice, Elizabeth A. Murray

Overturning wrongful convictions : science serving justice, Elizabeth A. Murray

Label
Overturning wrongful convictions : science serving justice
Title
Overturning wrongful convictions
Title remainder
science serving justice
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Imagine being convicted of a crime you didn't commit and spending years behind bars. Since 1989 more than 1,400 Americans who experienced this injustice have been exonerated. Some of the people who have won their freedom include Ronald Cotton, who was falsely convicted of raping a college student; Nicole Harris, who was unjustly imprisoned for the death of her son; and intellectually disabled Earl Washington Jr., who was unfairly sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a young mother. Wrongful convictions shatter lives and harm society by allowing real perpetrators to potentially commit additional crimes. How can such injustices happen' Overturning Wrongful Convictions recounts stories of individuals who served someone else's prison time due to mistaken eyewitness identification, police misconduct, faulty forensic science, poor legal representation, courtroom mistakes, and other factors. You'll learn about the legal processes that can lead to unjust convictions and about the Innocence Project and other organizations dedicated to righting these wrongs. The sciences'including psychology, criminology, police science, and forensic science'work hand in hand with the legal system to prosecute and punish those people whose actions break laws. Those same sciences can also be used to free people who have been wrongfully convicted. As a society, can we learn from past mistakes to avoid more unjust convictions'
Member of
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1958-
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Murray, Elizabeth A.
Dewey number
364
Index
no index present
Intended audience
7 years and up
LC call number
HV7936.C88
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime analysis
  • Vindication
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Crime analysis
  • Vindication
  • United States
Target audience
primary
Label
Overturning wrongful convictions : science serving justice, Elizabeth A. Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 2, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Info; Contents; Introduction How Could This Happen?; Chapter One Entering The Criminal Justice System; Chapter Two The Path To Exoneration; Chapter Three Evidence Working For Change; Chapter Four Can You Believe Your Eyes?; Chapter Five Good Cop, Bad Cop; Chapter Six Bad Science; Chapter Seven Paying For Lies; Chapter Eight Poor Lawyering And Unjust Justices; Chapter Nine Where Do We Go From Here?; Exoneration Profiles; Source Notes; Selected Bibliography; For Further Information; Index; Photo Acknowledgments; About The Author/Acknowledgments
Control code
903172510
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467763073
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9e0dc356-18a3-4ab7-9412-6df566a2ee09
Publisher number
EB00591453
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903172510
Label
Overturning wrongful convictions : science serving justice, Elizabeth A. Murray
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed February 2, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Front Flap; Title Page; Copyright Info; Contents; Introduction How Could This Happen?; Chapter One Entering The Criminal Justice System; Chapter Two The Path To Exoneration; Chapter Three Evidence Working For Change; Chapter Four Can You Believe Your Eyes?; Chapter Five Good Cop, Bad Cop; Chapter Six Bad Science; Chapter Seven Paying For Lies; Chapter Eight Poor Lawyering And Unjust Justices; Chapter Nine Where Do We Go From Here?; Exoneration Profiles; Source Notes; Selected Bibliography; For Further Information; Index; Photo Acknowledgments; About The Author/Acknowledgments
Control code
903172510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781467763073
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9e0dc356-18a3-4ab7-9412-6df566a2ee09
Publisher number
EB00591453
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903172510

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