Have DNA Databases Produced False Convictions?

by jeeg 10. July 2012 22:10
About a year ago, I asked whether any false convictions have resulted from DNA database searches . Of course, if there are any, they might be hard to find, but there is a known recent case of a false initial accusation. It came about because a laboratory contaminated a crime-scene sample with DN... [More]

On DNA rules for convicts, Massachusetts lags behind

by jeeg 30. March 2011 23:42
Massachusetts has seen its share of wrongful convictions. But when it comes to keeping the innocent out of jail, advocates say, the Commonwealth lags far behind.   In response to hundreds of cases nationwide of prisoners winning exoneration after spending years in prison, virtually ever... [More]
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