Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice

Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice

By: Martin Killias (editor), C. Ronald Huff (editor)Paperback

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A cross-national study that shows how various criminal justice systems are susceptible to wrongful convictions

About Author

C. Ronald Huff is Dean of the School of Social Ecology and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society as well as Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Fellow and Past-President of the American Society of Criminology and the author of numerous scholarly articles and 12 books, including Convicted but Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy. Martin Killias is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne, and a part-time Judge in the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology in 2001. He has been the first President of the European Society of Criminology, co-founder of the International Crime Victim Surveys, and Chair of the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics.


Part I: Cross-National Perspectives and Issues 1. Introduction 2. Wrongful Conviction and Moral Panic: National and International Prespectives on Organized Child Sexual Abuse 3. Judicial Error and Forensic Science: Pondering the Contribution of DNA Evidence Part II: North American Perspectives and Issues 4. Wrongful Convictions in the United States 5. The Adversary System and Wrongful Conviction 6. Fatal Errors: Compelling Claims of Executions of the Innocent in the Post-Furman Era 7. The Fallibility of Justice in Canada: A Critical Examination of Conviction Review Part III: European and Israeli Perspectives and Issues 8. Wrongful Convictions in Switzerland: The Experience of a Continental Law Country 9. The Vulnerability of Dutch Criminal Procedure to Wrongful Conviction 10. Criminal Justice and Miscarriages of Justice in England and Wales 11. A Comparative Analysis of Prosecution in Germany and the United Kingdom: Searching for Truth or Getting a Conviction? 12. Wrongful Conviction in France: The Limits of "Pourvoi en Revision" 13. The Sanctity of Criminal Law: Thoughts and Reflections on Wrongful Conviction in Israel 14. Wrongful Convictions in Poland: From the Communist Ero to the Rechtstaat Experience Part IV: Conclusions 15. Wrongful Convictions: Conclusions from an International Overview Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781592136469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 326
  • ID: 9781592136469
  • ISBN10: 159213646X

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