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Liberty and (In)Justice for All: An Overview of Wrongful Convictions in the United States: Current Awareness Tools

Current Awareness Tools on Wrongful Convictions

Perhaps the most fascinating way to understand the factors that contribute to wrongful convictions is to look at famous examples in today's media. From the Netflix hit Making a Murderer to the popular podcast Serial, Americans from all backgrounds are learning more about how pervasive and dangerous wrongful convictions are. To expand upon this current awareness, I suggest then looking to up-to-date statistics on the criminal (in)justice system as a whole via resources like TIME's report on wrongful convictions, The Sentencing Project's data on racial disparities in U.S. prisons, and The Prison Policy Initiative's 2017 overview of the criminal (in)justice system.

Wrongful Convictions in Popular Media

Current Statistics