The Resource Convicting the innocent: : death row and America's broken system of justice, Stanley Cohen, (electronic resource)

Convicting the innocent: : death row and America's broken system of justice, Stanley Cohen, (electronic resource)

Label
Convicting the innocent: : death row and America's broken system of justice
Title
Convicting the innocent:
Title remainder
death row and America's broken system of justice
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Cohen
Title variation
Death Row and the inequality of justice
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Language
eng
Summary
Every day, innocent men across America are thrown into prison, betrayed by a faulty justice system, and robbed of their lives-either by decades-long sentences or the death penalty itself. Injustice tarnishes our legal process from start to finish. From the racial discrimination and violence used by backwards law enforcement officers, to a prison culture that breeds inmate conflict, there is opportunity for error at every turn. Award-winning journalist Stanley Cohen chronicles over one hundred of these cases, from the 1973 case of the first ever death row exoneree, David Keaton, to multiple cases as of 2015 that resulted from the corrupt practices of NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella (with nearly seventy Brooklyn cases under review for wrongful conviction). In the wake of these unjust convictions, grassroots organizations, families, and pro bono lawyers have battled this rampant wrongdoing. Cohen reveals how eyewitness error, jailhouse snitch testimony, racism, junk science, prosecutorial misconduct, and incompetent counsel have populated America's prisons with the innocent. Readers embark on journeys with men who were arrested, convicted, sentenced to life in prison or death, dragged through the appeals system, and finally set free based on their actual innocence. Although these stories end with vindication, there are those that have ended with unjustified execution. Convicting the Innocent is sure to fuel controversy over a justice system that has delivered the ultimate punishment nearly one thousand times since 1976, though it cannot guarantee accurate convictions
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1934-
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Cohen, Stanley
Dewey number
364.660973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Capital punishment
  • Judicial error
  • Death row
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Convicting the innocent: : death row and America's broken system of justice, Stanley Cohen, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835935
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multicolored
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MWT11835935
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11835935
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remote
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11835935
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Convicting the innocent: : death row and America's broken system of justice, Stanley Cohen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11835935
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11835935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11835935
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11835935
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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