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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mnookin on the West Memphis Three

Jennifer Mnookin has this piece in the L.A. Times, posed at In part:

So what produces wrongful convictions? At least three of the often-seen causes were present here: dubious forensic science evidence, false confessions, and evidence from unreliable jailhouse informants who often have a strong incentive to tell law enforcers what they want to hear.

Hat tip: Claudio Giusti.

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