Wrongful Convictions: Cases and Materials, Second Edition (Paperback)

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Wrongful Convictions: Cases and Materials is the first textbook to bring together the law related to the exoneration of innocent people wrongfully convicted of crimes. This exciting area of the law is developing at a rapid pace with an increasing numbers of exonerations of innocent people around the world. The book is designed to give a broad overview of the cases related to the causes of wrongful convictions including false eyewitness testimony, false confessions, ineffective assistance of counsel, police and prosecutorial misconduct, and false forensic evidence. In this second edition, updated cases have been added as well as the topic of clemency. The book is also designed to teach students the legal standards involved in habeas litigation, the parole processes, and post-release compensation. Professor Justin Brooks is the Director and Co-Founder of the California Innocence Project, a law school clinic at California Western School of Law in San Diego devoted to the exoneration of innocent men and women wrongfully incarcerated in the state of California. Over the course of his career he has served as counsel on several high profile criminal cases, and along with his co-counsel and students, he has been successful in exonerating many wrongfully convicted clients. Professor Brooks works extensively throughout Latin America training defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement. He is a founding board member of the Innocence Network and has launched innocence work in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. He has been named several times as one of the top one hundred lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and has twice won a California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year award for his work exonerating innocent men and women.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781600422164
ISBN-10: 1600422160
Publisher: Vandeplas Pub.
Publication Date: March 20th, 2014
Pages: 558
Language: English