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Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Henry Erlich, Eric Stover, and Thomas J. White (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190909444
eISBN:
9780197539958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909444.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Forensic DNA evidence has helped convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of genocide, and reunite families torn apart by war and repressive regimes. Yet many of the ... More


Retribution and Capital Punishment

Thom Brooks

in Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199752232
eISBN:
9780199895342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199752232.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter argues that contrary to popular wisdom (and clear pronouncements by classic retributivists such as Kant), retributivists should oppose capital punishment for murderers. He concedes that ... More


Innocence and Plea Bargaining

Miko M. Wilford and Annmarie Khairalla

in A System of Pleas: Social Sciences Contributions to the Real Legal System

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190689247
eISBN:
9780190689278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689247.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The year 2016 produced a record number of exoneration cases involving guilty pleas (National Registry of Exonerations, 2017). Nonetheless, guilty pleas account for a minority of overall exonerations ... More


Going, Going, Gone: The Death of Capital Punishment in the 21st Century

Marc Bookman

in Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190937232
eISBN:
9780197541562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937232.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores the diminishing use of the death penalty in the United States in the modern era. During the early 1800s, executions were practically celebrations, with merchants selling ... More


Exonerating the Wrongfully Convicted

Justin Brooks and Desiree Moshayedi

in Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190909444
eISBN:
9780197539958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909444.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter 2 examines the critical role DNA analysis has played in exonerating the wrongfully convicted. Since the first DNA exoneration in 1988 of Gary Dotson, falsely convicted of rape in Illinois, ... More


Enthusiasm and Skepticism

Jennifer Hochschild

in Genomic Politics: How the Revolution in Genomic Science Is Shaping American Society

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197550731
eISBN:
9780197550762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197550731.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 4 examines two of the cells in the basic framework: “Enthusiasm” about the benefits of using the science of genetic inheritance, and “Skepticism” about the risks of using the science of ... More


Epilogue: Reflections on Gender, Subjectivity and Power

Gabriele vom Bruck

in Mirrored Loss: A Yemeni Woman's Life Story

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190917289
eISBN:
9780190055936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917289.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyses central foci of Amat al-Latif’s life trajectory and memory world. Recounting her life from a relational perspective, Amat al-Latif wishes to establish an enduring memory of her ... More


Failures of the Prosecutor’S Duty to “do Justice” in Extraordinary and Ordinary Miscarriages of Justice

Robert P. Mosteller

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter considers the relationship between the American prosecutor and the wrongful conviction phenomenon, as illustrated by contemporary miscarriages of justice. It examines the “Duke Lacrosse ... More


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