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Wrongful Convictions

  • By: Amanda K. Cox
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Wrongful conviction can be defined as an instance in which a person is tried and convicted for a crime he or she did not commit. Although wrongful convictions may not be commonplace in the United States, such convictions nevertheless do occur, ...

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