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The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

Forensic Science Reform

1st Edition - June 26, 2018

Editors: Wendy J Koen, C. Michael Bowers

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
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eBook ISBN:
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Wrongful convictions are the result of faulty or false scientific evidence in 50% of the cases. Defense counsel is often at a great disadvantage in defending against evidence ba… Read more

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

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Wrongful convictions are the result of faulty or false scientific evidence in 50% of the cases. Defense counsel is often at a great disadvantage in defending against evidence based on science. Illusory Evidence: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions is written for the non-scientist, to make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This is obtained by providing case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional.