SOC3980-01.Topics: Wrongful Convictions.Su15.Embser-Herbert,Melissa
Topics: Wrongful Convictions
Academic Term and Year
Area of Study
CCJ, CRIJ, LGST, SOC, SOCJ
Have you heard of the Innocence Project? Perhaps you saw the movie, Conviction? Can you imagine spending years, perhaps decades, of your life incarcerated for something you didn’t do? This course provides an overview of the many issues related to wrongful convictions. We examine the causes of wrongful convictions, examining the now standard six-factors approach. In addition, we explore the frequency with which wrongful convictions occur, the consequences for both individuals and the state, and consider remedies and recommendations for reform. We will also consider non-DNA wrongful convictions and the unique challenges they pose. This course is available as elective credit in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Social Justice, and Sociology.
Embser-Herbert, Melissa, "SOC3980-01.Topics: Wrongful Convictions.Su15.Embser-Herbert,Melissa" (2015). Syllabi. 5503.