Friday Roundup: Police Misconduct, Recording Interrogations and a New Latin American Innocence Project
A Virginia man convicted of rape in 1997 is
hoping to have his conviction overturned
based on a detective’s history of police misconduct.
An editorial in the Hartford Courant
argues that electronic recording of interrogations should be mandatory
Florida prosecutors are trying to delay a murder trial to
prevent eyewitness testimony
because they believe eyewitness identification hasn’t reached the scientific level required to be admitted in court.
The National Institute of Justice
gave more than $1 million
to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to study handwriting characteristics and bloodstain patterns, two forms of fairly subjective evidence,
according to the 2009 National Academy of Sciences report
California Western School of Law is launching
, the first Latin American Innocence Project, focused on the release of the wrongfully convicted and reforming laws that lead to wrongful conviction.
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