Friday, May 27, 2016

Examining Wrongful Convictions - A Good Summer Read

If you're looking for some summer reading on the latest research in the field of wrongful convictions, take a look at the book entitled Examining Wrongful Convictions by Allison Redlich, James Acker, Robert Norris, and Catherine Bonventre.  The book contains chapters by various experts in the field covering topics in three sections.  The first section examines "Disciplinary Perspectives on Criminal Justice and Wrongful Conviction," the second section deals with "The Criminal Justice System: Producing, Detecting, and Remedying Wrongful Convictions," and the final section examines "Moving Forward: Advancing the Study of Wrongful Conviction."  For those interested in the topic, it is an authoritative, detailed, and excellent read. 

From the book's website:
In Examining Wrongful Convictions: Stepping Back, Moving Forward, the premise is that much can be learned by “stepping back” from the focus on the direct causes of wrongful convictions and examining criminal justice systems, and the sociopolitical environments in which they operate. Expert scholars examine the underlying individual, systemic, and social or structural conditions that may help precipitate and sustain wrongful convictions, thereby “moving forward” the related scholarship.
Available from Carolina Academic Press here.