Innocence on Trial

This library collection contains data concerning the defense case in the trials of 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. 6 (forthcoming Harvard U. Press 2011). An appendix accompanies that chapter. This Web page was created by Professor Brandon Garrett (

Defense case

Convicting the Innocent | Contaminated Confessions (Chapter 2) | Eyewitness Misidentifications (Chapter 3)
Flawed Forensics (Chapter 4) | Jailhouse Informants (Chapter 5) | Judging Innocence (Chapter 7) | Exoneration (Chapter 8)