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The Resource Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement, Robert J. Norris

Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement, Robert J. Norris

Label
Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement
Title
Exonerated
Title remainder
a history of the innocence movement
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Norris
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Documentaries like Making a Murderer, the first season of Serial, and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have been set free in recent decades after being convicted of crimes they did not commit. In response to these exonerations, federal and state governments have passed laws to prevent such injustices; lawyers and police have changed their practices; and advocacy organizations have multiplied across the country. Together, these activities are often referred to as the "innocence movement." Exonerated provides the first in-depth look at the history of this movement through interviews with key leaders such as Barry Scheck and Rob Warden as well as archival and field research into the major cases that brought awareness to wrongful convictions in the United States. Robert Norris also examines how and why the innocence movement took hold. He argues that while the innocence movement did not begin as an organized campaign, scientific, legal, and cultural developments led to a widespread understanding that new technology and renewed investigative diligence could both catch the guilty and free the innocent. Exonerated reveals the rich background story to this complex movement." -- Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Also available as an ebook
Cataloging source
YLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norris, Robert J
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9756
LC item number
.N67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Judicial error
  • False imprisonment
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • United States
Label
Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement, Robert J. Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Innocence as a social movement
  • "It did go against the grain" : the foundations of a movement
  • "It's just justice . . . real justice" : the emergence of a movement
  • The
  • "New civil rights"? reaching beyond innocence
  • Conclusion : the
  • Challenges ahead and the future of innocence
  • Appendix : Data, methods, and limitations
  • Introduction :
  • Innocence and the American criminal justice system
  • Part I. The
  • History of the innocence movement
  • "Voices in the wilderness" : the beginning of innocence
  • "A
  • Eureka moment" : DNA, the Legal System, and the meaning of innocence
  • "We're all together on this" : expanding the network, becoming a movement
Control code
959984245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479886272
Lccn
2016045489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959984245
Label
Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement, Robert J. Norris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Innocence as a social movement
  • "It did go against the grain" : the foundations of a movement
  • "It's just justice . . . real justice" : the emergence of a movement
  • The
  • "New civil rights"? reaching beyond innocence
  • Conclusion : the
  • Challenges ahead and the future of innocence
  • Appendix : Data, methods, and limitations
  • Introduction :
  • Innocence and the American criminal justice system
  • Part I. The
  • History of the innocence movement
  • "Voices in the wilderness" : the beginning of innocence
  • "A
  • Eureka moment" : DNA, the Legal System, and the meaning of innocence
  • "We're all together on this" : expanding the network, becoming a movement
Control code
959984245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9781479886272
Lccn
2016045489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959984245

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