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  1. Introduction
  2. Miscarriage of Justice
  3. Literature review
  4. Overzealous and unethical cops and prosecutors
  5. Ineffective assistance of counsel
  6. Conclusion

Miscarriage of Justice or wrongful conviction is probably today most biting headache for the legal and justice fraternity. With the discovery of wrongful conviction on the rise, the state and convicts engage in a diabolic tussle on actual innocence and to what extent the law serves its people. These fissures in the Justice system inspired this research. The research will provide content analysis of the state's policy on wrongful convictions, give a detailed report on the causes, process of being exonerates and compensation of exonerates. Though the wrongful conviction policy is tentatively young in the justice system, most states have incorporated it into their system and have mechanisms of aiding exonerate. The importance of the statute is discussed below.

According to Huff, wrongful convictions are a miscarriage of justice where persons are arrested and charged for criminal offenses, plead guilty or are found guilty, but are in fact innocent. This breach of the constitution and has attracted a multi-disciplinary approach from scientists and scholars in an attempt to explain the new yet essential aspect in the legal system (Leo, 2005). The public opinion helps formulate public policy that governs emerging trend in wrongful conviction. An increasing number of convicts are seeking to overturn their ruling in an epic tussle with the state. Wrongful conviction is wholly dependent on effective participation of the state, police, defense lawyers and the judge. The public affects the policy of wrongful conviction, though there is no measurable public opinion (Burstein, 2010)

[...] The public opinion helps formulate public policy that governs emerging trend in wrongful conviction. An increasing number of convicts are seeking to overturn their ruling in an epic tussle with the state. Wrongful conviction is wholly dependent on effective participation of the state, police, defense lawyers and the judge. The public affects the policy of wrongful conviction, though there is no measurable public opinion (Burstein, 2010) Literature review Since its inception, wrongful conviction has been subjected to a series of research to fully understand this emerging phenomenon. [...]


[...] L. (1998). Basic interests: The importance of group in politics and in political Science. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Borchard, E. M. (1932). Convicting the Innocent. New York: Double day. [...]


[...] They also collaborate with the prosecutor to free or convict citizens. In 1670, Pascal said Justice is indeed helpless without strength and strength without Justice is tyrannical. The police who for now lack legislative control over their COERCED CONFESSIONS AND SUGGESTIVE INTERROGATIONS Police coerce suspects to accepting crime they did not partake. Others conduct suggestive interrogation that come back linking them to crime they were never involved. According to his research, Scheck et al noted that one out of four of the first 15 DNA exoneration involved false conviction. [...]

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