Wrongful Convictions

Law 272



Writing Experience (WE)



The course will examine the criminal justice system through the prism of cases in which an innocent person was convicted. It will examine the causes of and proposed remedies for wrongful conviction and consider the implications for the criminal justice system as a whole. Topics will include discussion of the post-conviction process, mistaken eyewitness identification, forensic science, false confessions, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance, and informant testimony. Course work may include a case currently being investigated by the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence.

Criminal Law and Evidence

Criminal Procedure: Investigation

C. Mumma

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