Monday, March 10, 2008

New Book Examines Innocence Commissions: Sales Support Innocence Project.

A new book titled “The Innocence Commission: Preventing Wrongful Convictions and Restoring the Criminal Justice System,” by Jon Gould examines the Innocence Commission for Virginia and the model of creating panels of experts to review the injustice of wrongful convictions and make recommendations for states to reform their criminal justice systems. According to the Innocence Blog:

Criminal justice reform commissions – also called innocence commissions – are a centerpiece of the Innocence Project’s reform proposals nationwide, and have been extremely effective in several states in bringing about reforms to protect the innocent and assist law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

The Innocence Project explains more about innocence commissions here. And you can buy Professor Gould's book on Amazon by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Innocence Project.

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