News about injustice is surfacing everywhere like tulips in springtime. Most stories discussed are about death row victims, but we suspect that the issue is not restricted to criminal justice. However, DNA evidence is at the forefront of bringing this issue to light.
The Innocence project analyzed the main cause of the problem in criminal wrongful convictions.
The Cause of Wrongful Convictions
As the pace of DNA exonerations has grown across the country in recent years, wrongful convictions have revealed disturbing fissures and trends in our criminal justice system. Together, these cases show us how the criminal justice system is broken – and how urgently it needs to be fixed.
We should learn from the system’s failures. In each case where DNA has proven innocence beyond doubt, an overlapping array of contributing factors has emerged – from mistakes to misconduct to factors of race and class.