Wrongful Conviction Roundup: Q4

As we finish out the year with the fourth quarter wrongful conviction roundup, I want to highlight the cause-effect relationship of many of the common themes discussed in this blog. The fourth quarter wrongful convictions and exonerations illustrate the tragic, real world effects of prosecutorial misconduct, police misconduct, false confessions, and flawed eyewitness identifications. The… Read More

The Trouble With Eyewitness Identifications

It is stunning to realize how often a witness confidently looks across a court room, points, and declares, “I was there. I saw it all, and I’m sure that he’s the one who did it,” only to be just plain wrong. Eyewitness identifications are powerful and compelling trial evidence, and yet DNA analysis has revealed… Read More