The Innocence Commission

The. Innocence. Commission. for. Virginia. Jointly sponsored by the Innocence
Project of the National Capital Region, the Administration of Justice Program at
George Mason University, and the Constitution Project ...

Author: Jon B. Gould

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732267

Category: Law

Page: 364

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Beyond Exonerating the Innocent: Author on WAMU Radio Convicted Yet Innocent: The Legal Times Review Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2008 DNA testing and advances in forensic science have shaken the foundations of the U.S. criminal justice system. One of the most visible results is the exoneration of inmates who were wrongly convicted and incarcerated, many of them sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. This has caused a quandary for many states: how can claims of innocence be properly investigated and how can innocent inmates be reliably distinguished from the guilty? In answer, some states have created “innocence commissions” to establish policies and provide legal assistance to the improperly imprisoned. The Innocence Commission describes the creation and first years of the Innocence Commission for Virginia (ICVA), the second innocence commission in the nation and the first to conduct a systematic inquiry into all cases of wrongful conviction. Written by Jon B. Gould, the Chair of the ICVA, who is a professor of justice studies and an attorney, the author focuses on twelve wrongful conviction cases to show how and why wrongful convictions occur, what steps legal and state advocates took to investigate the convictions, how these prisoners were ultimately freed, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences. Gould recounts how a small band of attorneys and other advocates — in Virginia and around the country — have fought wrongful convictions in court, advanced the subject of wrongful convictions in the media, and sought to remedy the issue of wrongful convictions in the political arena. He makes a strong case for the need for Innocence Commissions in every state, showing that not only do Innocence Commissions help to identify weaknesses in the criminal justice system and offer workable improvements, but also protect society by helping to ensure that actual perpetrators are expeditiously identified, arrested, and brought to trial. Everyone has an interest in preventing wrongful convictions, from police officers and prosecutors, who seek the latest and best investigative techniques, to taxpayers, who want an efficient criminal justice system, to suspects who are erroneously pursued and sometimes convicted. Free of legal jargon and written for a general audience, The Innocence Commission is instructive, informative, and highly compelling reading.

Controversies in Innocence Cases in America

All will be needed for the foreseeable future, but we believe the most necessary
component for the innocence lawyer and the innocence effort in America is the
creation of state innocence commissions in each of the several states.

Author: Ms Sarah Lucy Cooper

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409463540

Category: Law

Page: 246

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This volume brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors consider the challenges faced by the exoneration movement, causes of wrongful convictions, problems associated with investigating, proving, and defining ‘innocence’, and theories of reform. These issues are investigated from a multi-disciplinary perspective and with the aim of improving the American criminal justice system when it is faced with its most harrowing sight: an innocent defendant.

The Innocence Protection Act of 2002

§7A-498 et seq.; Rules of the Commission on Indigent Defense Services (2001),
available at www.aoc.state.nc.us / www / ids / . The legislation created the 13
member Commission on Indigent Defense Services and its full-time staff, the
Office ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Publisher:

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Category: Appellate procedure

Page: 228

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Convicting the Innocent

Before he retired in 2006, he helped to create the first entity designed to prevent
wrongful convictions in the United States, the North Carolina Actual Innocence
Commission. Chief Justice Lake called it “probably the most important thing I've ...

Author: Brandon Garrett

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674060989

Category: Art

Page: 376

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DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

The Criminal Cases Review Commission

This book focuses on the world's first publicly-funded body- the Criminal Cases Review Commission- to review alleged miscarriages of justice, set up following notorious cases such as the Birmingham Six in the UK. Providing a critique of its ...

Author: Michael Naughton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230245269

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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This book focuses on the world's first publicly-funded body- the Criminal Cases Review Commission- to review alleged miscarriages of justice, set up following notorious cases such as the Birmingham Six in the UK. Providing a critique of its operations, the book shows that its help to innocent victims of wrongful conviction is merely incidental.

Report of the Capital Punishment Commission Together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix

Capital Punishment Commission ... Instanced the case of a man pardoned the
day before the one fixed for his execution , who was proved innocent of a murder
for which he had been condemned by L. C. J. Tindal , who had seen no reason to
 ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. Capital Punishment Commission

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 618

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Report of the Capital Punishment Commission

Royal Commission on Capital Punishment. Sir F . Kelly , ticulars of all the cases
which are in any way to be found on record in M . P . which there is reason to
suppose that innocent people have been capitally convicted and sentenced to
death ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Capital Punishment

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 671

View: 449


Report of the Capital Punishment Commission

Sir F. Kelly , ticulars of all the cases which are in any way to be found on record in
M.P. which there is reason to suppose that innocent people have been 15 Dec.
1864. capitally convicted and sentenced to death , whether they have suffered ...

Author: Great Britain. Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into Capital Punishment

Publisher:

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Category: Capital punishment

Page: 671

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Special Commission Act 1888

And the statement made by Mrs . Walsh , as I can show your Lordship , in detail if
necessary , was that she knew that both her song were innocent , and knowing
that her sons were innocent she stood aside with a secret in her breast , namely ...

Author: Great Britain. Special Commission to Inquire into Charges and Allegations Against Certain Members of Parliament and Others

Publisher:

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Category: Crime

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An Argument Against the Jurisdiction of the Military Commissions to Try Citizens of the United States

Their guilt or their innocence does not affect the question of the competency of
the tribunal, by which they were judged. What they dispute, and what I dispute, is
the jurisdiction of the military commission to decide the issue of guilt or innocence
.

Author: Jonathan Gordon (W.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 61

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Until Proven Innocent

The most remarkable proNifong testimony came from Kendra MontgomeryBlinn,
the executive director of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
Nifong, she declared, “has an excellent reputation for honesty and truthfulness in
the ...

Author: Stuart Taylor, Jr.

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429961097

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 689

What began that night shocked Duke University and Durham, North Carolina. And it continues to captivate the nation: the Duke lacrosse team members‘ alleged rape of an African-American stripper and the unraveling of the case against them. In this ever-deepening American tragedy, Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson argue, law enforcement, a campaigning prosecutor, biased journalists, and left-leaning academics repeatedly refused to pursue the truth while scapegoats were made of these young men, recklessly tarnishing their lives. The story harbors multiple dramas, including the actions of a DA running for office; the inappropriate charges that should have been apparent to academics at Duke many months ago; the local and national media, who were so slow to take account of the publicly available evidence; and the appalling reactions of law enforcement, academia, and many black leaders. Until Proven Innocent is the only book that covers all five aspects of the case (personal, legal, academic, political, and media) in a comprehensive fashion. Based on interviews with key members of the defense team, many of the unindicted lacrosse players, and Duke officials, it is also the only book to include interviews with all three of the defendants, their families, and their legal teams. Taylor and Johnson‘s coverage of the Duke case was the earliest, most honest, and most comprehensive in the country, and here they take the idiocies and dishonesty of right- and left-wingers alike head on, shedding new light on the dangers of rogue prosecutors and police and a cultural tendency toward media-fueled travesties of justice. The context of the Duke case has vast import and contains likable heroes, unfortunate victims, and memorable villains—and in its full telling, it is captivating nonfiction with broad political, racial, and cultural relevance to our times.

Jamaica Report of the Jamaica Royal Commission 1866

-I cannot elu magistrate thinks him innocent , I yield at once on the SECOND
cidate the matter in a stronger light than I have put side of mercy . DAY . it there (
referring to the papers which the witness 17,847 . Without stating the reason ?

Author: Great Britain

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The Parnell Commission

Kerry . hanged ; and it appears on the evidence ( as your Lordships will find at
pages 1176-7 ) that they left behind them written declarations of their innocence .
To that , and to the existence of that general belief in their innocence , the witness
 ...

Author: Charles Russell Baron Russell of Killowen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ireland

Page: 615

View: 925


Minutes of the Evidence Taken Before the Royal Commission on Copyright

My clients , who are very large photothey were obliged to proceed against the
innocent graphers , have but little trouble in that way . They vendors of pirated
photographs , and could not punish keep their copyrights in non - commissioned
 ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on Copyright

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Copyright

Page: 409

View: 114


Public Hearing Before New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission

Testimony of Barry C. Scheck Co - Director , Innocence Project New Jersey
Death Penalty Study Commission Hearing July 19 , 2006 RE : Answering the
question charged to the Commission : " Whether the penalogical interest in
executing ...

Author: New Jersey. Death Penalty Study Commission

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Capital punishment

Page: 393

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The Com die Humaine The country doctor The commission in the lunacy The atheist s mass

I defended my errors ; and in my appeal to the purity of innocence , I left nothing
unsaid that could touch a noble and generous nature . But as I am telling you
everything , I will look for her answer and my farewell letter , " said Benassis , and
he ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

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Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania The frontier forts of western Pennsylvania By G D Albert

Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania. cloudless
sky , broke upon their ... Perhaps he thought the savages would be more apt to
spare the innocence of infancy than the weakness of age . But most likely it was
the ...

Author: Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania

Publisher:

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Category: Fortification

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The Novels of Balzac The country doctor The commission in lunacy The atheist s mass The quest of the absolute The unknown masterpiece Christ in Flanders Melmoth reconciled The red house

I defended my errors ; and in my appeal to the purity of innocence , I left nothing
unsaid that could touch a noble and generous nature . But as I am telling you
everything , I will look for her answer and my farewell letter , " said Benassis , and
he ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

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Category:

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Diary of the Parnell Commission

were innocent . District - Inspector W. H. Rice was the first witness summoned
after Mrs.Brown . He described how he was escorting from Tralee 10 Cork a
number of prisoners , among whom were those two very men - Boff and Barrett .

Author: John Macdonald (M.A.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Irish question

Page: 365

View: 273


Crime Classification Manual

Several states and countries have also created commissions to study the
problem and cases that are being challenged. In 2002, the Supreme Court of
North Carolina created an innocence commission in the wake of several highly
publicized ...

Author: John Douglas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047187

Category: Psychology

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