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Miscarriage of Justice: Wrongful Convictions

Course number : CV105   
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As many as 10,000 “factually innocent” individuals may be wrongfully convicted of serious offenses and incarcerated in the U.S. every year. In this course, we will explore this disturbing issue and address its various causes. They include mistaken identifications, coerced confessions, flawed forensics, false jailhouse snitch testimony, poor legal representation, police misconduct, and the prosecution’s failure to provide exculpatory evidence to the defense. Possible remedies to reduce such miscarriages of justice will also be covered, along with some of the post-exoneration experiences of those released from prison after being determined to be innocent. We will use the book “When Justice Fails: Causes  and Consequences of Wrongful Convictions,” (2018) by Robert Norris, Catherine Bonventre, and James Acker; available from online vendors.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus

Rick Steinmann 



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Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/16/2020 - 3/5/2020 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Sarasota, OLLI - Ringling College Museum Campus  Map Rick Steinmann