Wrongful Convictions in Law

There are numerous reasons for wrongful convictions. Some of the most common are ineffectiveness of counsel, eyewitness or victim misidentifications, police errors, lost or tainted forensic evidences, and prosecutorial errors or misconduct.

– What are some of the ways to lower the number of wrongful convictions?
– Do you agree or disagree that establishing commissions to review and investigate wrongful convictions can help in lowering their number? Why or why not?
– In your opinion, should those who are wrongfully convicted be compensated for their time in prison? If no, why? If yes, who should pay them?

 

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