Innocence Blog

New Book to Highlight Effects of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Posted: February 10, 2012 2:50 pm

A groundbreaking new book on how prosecutorial practices skew justice and condemn the innocent will be released by NYU Press next month.
 
Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent, explores how even well-meaning prosecutors occasionally contribute to the conviction of innocent defendants as a result of cognitive biases and an overly-deferential regime of legal and ethical rules. Author Professor Daniel Medwed also recommends a series of reforms to prevent injustice.
 
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