Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Jeremy Greenberg has posted When One Innocent Suffers: Phillip James Tallio and Wrongful Convictions of Indigenous Youth (Criminal Law Quarterly, Vol. 67) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The paper also includes recommendations on reducing wrongful conviction risk factors, including, inter alia, false confessions, plea bargaining, bias and "tunnel vision" by police and other state actors, the overlap between the child welfare and criminal justice systems, the prevalence of mental illness and disabilities in the criminal justice system, the legacy of Residential Schools and ongoing marginalization of Indigenous persons, and the evolving philosophy of youth criminal justice. The experience of one Indigenous youth, Phillip James Tallio, is situated against this backdrop.