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false conviction

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jim Dwyer, in collaboration with the Innocence Project and the New York Hall of Science, comes False Conviction: a collection of gripping true stories about innocent people convicted for crimes they did not commit.

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False Conviction puts the criminal justice system under the microscope and reveals its flaws in shocking detail.

John Grisham Puts the criminal justice system

Jim Dwyer’s new book is a revelation. I feel I’ve not only seen the future, but am immersed in the details of these tragic cases of false convictions.

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A careful examination

With guidance from leading experts including homicide detectives, cognitive psychologists, witnesses who discovered their mistakes, and wrongly convicted people, False Conviction shows us how we can, and must, do better.

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Experience first-hand the ordinary ways shocking mistakes can happen. Can we trust our memory of events? How unbiased are we? Is forensic science as reliable as we think it is?

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Called into question

False Conviction investigates the types of proof that the criminal justice system has relied on for decades – eyewitnesses, confessions, even crime lab tests – and reveals it as far more fallible than previously believed.

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