Prosecutorial Misconduct Produces Wrongful Convictions

Prosecutorial Misconduct Produces Wrongful Convictions

The National Registry of Exonerations, an academic project that tracks and analyzes exonerations in the United States, published two reports yesterday. One is an annual summary called “Exonerations in 2016.” The second is a special report called “Race and Wrongful...
Scholar Critiques Prosecutorial Embrace of Junk Science

Scholar Critiques Prosecutorial Embrace of Junk Science

As we explained a few months ago, highly-respected scientists have levied heavy criticisms against our criminal justice system’s reliance on various forensic sciences. In September 2016, we wrote: This week, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and...
Prosecutors’ Comments Matter

Prosecutors’ Comments Matter

Stories this past week out of two different states highlight the ways in which prosecutors’ public comments may expose their biases and, in some cases, their utter disdain for defendants and the courts in which they are tried. Prosecutors’ comments to the media have...