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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Actual Innocence Awareness Database Tracks Wrongful Convictions

The Tarleton Law Library (University of Texas)
has developed the Actual Innocence Awareness Database
to track information about wrongful convictions in the
United States.

The site encompasses the following categories:
popular media (such as newspaper articles and segments
which aired on television news magazines), journal articles,
books, reports, legislation and websites. Within each
category, information is organized by the primary causes
of wrongful conviction: forensics/DNA; eyewitness
identification; false confessions; jailhouse informants;
police and/or prosecutorial misconduct; and ineffective
representation. In addition, there is a “general” category
for items that do not fall under one of the main headings.

The entire site can be searched. Links to items
available on the open Internet are included.

Hat tip to LawSites.