Wrongful Convictions

 Critically examine the issue of wrongful convictions in American jurisprudence. (CO# 6) In this module, you learned about the extent and impact of wrongful convictions in the US. For this case study, consider the merits of your home state passing a compensation bill OR revise and improve the state’s existing legislation. Please review the model legislation recommended by the innocence project (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. [PDF] To research the topic, begin by reviewing the following resources. 4 wrongfully convicted men to get $102M (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. (2009, August 27). The Boston Channel website. Retrieved from http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/20591554/detail.html Carter, M. (2016, Jan 14) Wrongfully Convicted Seattle Man who got 500k from State… (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Retrieved from http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/wrongfully-convicted-seattle-man-who-got-500k-from-state-now-charged-with-dealing-meth-selling-stolen-guns/ Reyes, E.. (2016, Jan 19). L.A. to pay $24 Million to Two Men Imprisoned for Decades… (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-85619918/ Merrefield, C. (2009, July 15). Wrongful conviction, unequal compensation. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. 219 Magazine. Retrieved from http://219mag.com/2009/07/15/wrongful-conviction-unfair-compensation/#more-497 Also review the module notes page Writing a Policy Evaluation. In your response, provide a complete policy analysis of the case including: Provide a brief overview of the existing victim compensation bill (or the proposed legislation in the event your state does not have a wrongful conviction compensation statute). A brief explanation of the problem that the policy aims to address—be sure to examine both the stated rationale and the unstated implications The social, political, and criminal justice implications of the policy Data about the policy and the problem Alternative solutions to the problem Your decision: You should explain your decision and provide a rationale of why you would or would not approve this measure. Write your response in 3–4 pages in a Word document. Use APA style for writing and citations.

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