Deborah Tuerkheimer

in Flawed Convictions

Published in print April 2014 | ISBN: 9780199913633
Published online April 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199361830 | DOI:

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Widespread problems of criminal justice manifest themselves in the SBS realm. This chapter concentrates on a subset of problems with particular salience for SBS prosecutions and, more broadly, for science dependent prosecution. Suggested reforms discussed include allowing for pretrial discovery depositions of prosecution experts; strengthening judicial regulation of expert testimony; enhancing the effectiveness of post-conviction judicial review; creating conviction integrity units within prosecutors’ offices; and developing freestanding innocence commissions.

Keywords: reform; pretrial discovery deposition; expert testimony; judicial review; conviction integrity unit; innocence commission

Chapter.  9481 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; Medical and Healthcare Law

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