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CRJU 4050: Wrongful Convictions

Assignment and Cases

 

 

 

CASES:

  • Bennie Starks - Illinois - Lake County - Seventh Circuit
    Type of Forensic Science Problem: Bitemark Analysis, Flawed Serology, Hair Analysis
    Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, Unvalidated or Improper Forensic Science
     
  • Damon Thibodeaux (Louisiana) - Fifth Circuit
    Contributing Causes of Conviction: Eyewitness Misidentification, False Confessions or Admissions

Wrongful Conviction Cases