The Resource The Innocence Commission : preventing wrongful convictions and restoring the criminal justice system, Jon B. Gould

The Innocence Commission : preventing wrongful convictions and restoring the criminal justice system, Jon B. Gould

Label
The Innocence Commission : preventing wrongful convictions and restoring the criminal justice system
Title
The Innocence Commission
Title remainder
preventing wrongful convictions and restoring the criminal justice system
Statement of responsibility
Jon B. Gould
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description -- 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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
347.755/012
Index
index present
LC call number
KFV2987
LC item number
.G68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • legal cases and notes
Label
The Innocence Commission : preventing wrongful convictions and restoring the criminal justice system, Jon B. Gould
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • TODD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
History and background -- The Innocence Commission for Virginia -- The cases -- An unmet obligation -- Putting it together
Control code
ocn141854738
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 345 pages
Isbn
9780814731796
Lccn
2007023846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u78634
System control number
(OCoLC)141854738

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