Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement

Exonerated: A History of the Innocence Movement

by Robert J. Norris


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479886272
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert J. Norris is Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at George Mason University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Innocence and the Criminal Justice System 1

Part I The History of the Innocence Movement

1 "Voices in the Wilderness": The Beginning of Innocence 13

2 "A Eureka Moment": DNA, the Legal System, and the Meaning of Innocence 30

3 "Were All Together on This": Expanding the Network, Becoming a Movement 72

Part II Innocence as a Social Movement

4 "It Did Go against the Grain": The Foundations of a Movement 115

5 "It's Just Justice … Real Justice": The Emergence of a Movement 140

6 The "New Civil Rights"? Reaching beyond Innocence 163

Conclusion: The Challenges Ahead and the Future of Innocence 181

Appendix: Data, Methods, and Limitations 215

Notes 225

References 261

Index 279

About the Author 289

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