Author: Jim Dwyer
Publisher: New Amer Library
Release Date: 2003
A collection of nightmarish true tales of people falsely accused detail the slovenly police work, corruption, errant witnesses, and other flaws in the criminal justice system that landed these people in prison or on death row. Reprint.
Author: Barry Scheck
Publisher: New Amer Library
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Here are the stories of innocent men -- and the system that put them away under the guise of justice. Now updated with new information, Actual Innocence sheds light on "a system that tolerates lying prosecutors, slumbering defense attorneys, and sloppy investigators" (The Salt Lake Tribune) -- revealing the shocking flaws that can derail the legal process and the ways that DNA testing has, in so many cases, shattered so-called solid evidence that has condemned American citizens to death. Book jacket.
Author: Sarah Lucy Cooper
Release Date: 2016-05-13
Controversies in Innocence Cases in America brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation, and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives. The contributors, many of whom work on these cases daily, investigate contemporary issues presented by innocence cases and the exoneration movement as a whole. These issues include the challenges faced by the movement, causes of wrongful convictions, problems associated with investigating, proving, and defining 'innocence', and theories of reform. Each issue is placed within a multi-disciplinary perspective to provide cogent observations and recommendations for the effective handling of these cases, and for what changes should be adopted in order to improve the American criminal justice system when it is faced with its most harrowing sight: an innocent defendant.
Author: Rod C. L. Lindsay
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2014-05-12
The Handbook of Eyewitness Psychology presents a survey of research and legal opinions from international experts on the rapidly expanding scientific literature addressing the accuracy and limitations of eyewitnesses as a source of evidence for the courts. For the first time, extensive reviews of factors influencing witnesses of all ages – children, adults, and the elderly – are compiled in a single pair of volumes. The disparate research currently being conducted in eyewitness memory in psychology, criminal justice, and legal studies is coherently presented in this work. Volume 1 covers memory for events. Volume 2 cover memory for people.
Author: Robert M. Bohm
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release Date: 2005-12
This accessible yet comprehensive introduction to criminal justice in the United States has been dramatically updated and revised to include coverage of criminal justice's new, expanded role in the "war on terrorism" as well as to incorporate other recent developments, cases, and research in the field. Bohm and Haley have more than 50 years of combined experience in teaching introduction to criminal justice as well as working in criminal justice -- Bohm as a correctional officer and Haley as a police officer. An optional package combines the text with both PowerWeb and Reel Justice Interactive Movie CD-ROM.
Author: George F. Cole
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release Date: 2004-01
This classic best-seller, commonly referred to as "The Eagle," encourages students to become better citizens and to determine what justice means in our society as well as what role individuals play in the criminal justice system. This text examines criminal justice as an interdisciplinary endeavor, sharing elements from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. It challenges students to balance the mechanics and system of criminal justice with the human side of the story. Cole and Smith present an exciting and relevant introduction to the field of criminal justice. The text combines solid research and intellectual rigor in an approachable manner with detailed attention to current and compelling events to help students appreciate the many aspects of the discipline, and how they can participate in the system as citizens of the United States. Available for the first time with Criminal JusticeNow, a Web-based, intelligent study system.