Judging Innocence

This library collection contains updated data regarding appellate and post-conviction litigation by persons exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing.  This research collection was compiled in conjunction with a book chapter reporting the results of a study of these materials. See Brandon L. Garrett, "Convicting the Innocent,” Ch. 7 (forthcoming Harvard U. Press 2011). This research also provides an update to data first presented in "Judging Innocence," 108 Colum. L. Rev. 55 (2008). The “Judging Innocence” study reviewed the first 200 post-conviction DNA exonerations. An appendix accompanied that article. The "Convicting the Innocent" book reviews the first 250 DNA exonerations. An updated appendix accompanies the book chapter.  This collection was created by Professor Brandon Garrett (bgarrett@virginia.edu).

challenging evidence post-conviction

Convicting the Innocent | Contaminated Confessions (Chapter 2) | Eyewitness Misidentifications (Chapter 3)
Flawed Forensics (Chapter 4) | Jailhouse Informants (Chapter 5) | Innocence on Trial (Chapter 6) | Exoneration (Chapter 8)