False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent

By: Petro, Jim; Petro, Nancy

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Former Ohio Attorney General crusades against wrongful conviction and shows how citizens can prevent this terrifyingly common miscarriage of justice.

"Wrongful criminal conviction is much more frequent than most Americans believe. The thought of imprisoned innocent people haunted me. I became determined to try to do something about it." - Jim Petro, Former Attorney General of Ohio

The flaws in America's execution of justice lead to an unacceptable number of wrongful criminal convictions. Jim Petro was confronted with this issue when the guilt of several convicts serving life sentences was called into question. In False Justice, Jim and Nancy Petro detail and challenge eight myths of justice:

    "Everyone in prison claims innocence." "Our system almost never convicts an innocent person." "Only the guilty confess." "Wrongful convictions are caused by innocent human error." "An eyewitness is the best testimony." "Conviction errors get corrected on appeal." "It dishonors the victim to question a conviction." "If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them."

False Justice corrects these common misunderstandings with an important truth: true justice requires constant vigilance and is the responsibility every citizen.

Title: False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent

Author Name: Petro, Jim; Petro, Nancy

Categories: Law,

Publisher: Kaplan Publishing: 2011-01-04

ISBN Number: 1607144670

ISBN Number 13: 9781607144670

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 201020030