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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

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Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement
Title
Exonerated
Title remainder
a history of the innocence movement
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Norris
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Subject
Genre
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
Summary
The fascinating story behind the innocence movement's quest for justice
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Writing style
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10566950
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YLS
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Norris, Robert J
Dewey number
345.73/0122
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Judicial error
  • False imprisonment
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
  • Post-conviction remedies
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
Target audience
adult
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a history of the innocence movement
Label
Exonerated : a history of the innocence movement, Robert J. Norris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- 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
Control code
ocn959984245
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
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 -- 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
Control code
ocn959984245
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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