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Book Reviews: Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict And Its Impact on The Innocent

By Ken Murray

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Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict And Its Impact on The Innocent

By Daniel S. Medwed
New York University Press (2012)

Claims of actual innocence and wrongful convictions have become increasingly newsworthy, especially as many of the claims are found to be true. This phenomenon has resulted in a growing force of dedicated defense attorneys and other professionals, and an ever-increasing number of innocence projects, committed to the investigation of wrongful conviction claims. In his book, Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent, Daniel Medwed provides insight into the factors that enable wrongful convictions and offers thoughtful suggestions for changes that might provide relief to innocent defendants.

Medwed is an experienced public defender, law professor, and innocence project board member. He has written and taught extensively on wrongful convictions. Prosecution Complex takes us on a journey of critical analysis beyond mere discussio

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