“Is it best to let the guilty go free, than to imprison the innocent?”

This is a popular question that is surfacing in discussions after the verdict of the Casey Anthony trial.

The problem is that too often people have been found to be wrongfully convicted, and served lengthy sentences only to be exonerated by DNA evidence many years later.

Eyewitness misidentification, invalidated and improper forensic science, false confessions/admissions, government misconduct, informants/snitches and bad lawyering are all of the leading causes of wrongful convictions in the United States.

It is hugely important to understand that these problems exist in the justice system and to know how to prevent them from reoccurring.

This infographic demonstrates some of the statistics surrounding wrongful convictions in the United States, as well as how to take part in the Innocence Project at www.innocenceproject.org .

What is your take?

Via: Forensic Science



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