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