False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, Revised Edition

False Justice

By Jim & Nancy Petro. Summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false confidence in the justice system and undermine reform: Everyone in prison claims innocence, Our system almost never convicts an innocent person; Only the guilty confess; Wrongful conviction is the result of innocent human error; An eyewitness is the best testimony; Conviction errors get corrected on appeal; It dishonors the victim to question a conviction; If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them. Read more.