Wrongful conviction is a serious problem in the criminal legal system, with an estimate of 1-5 percent of all persons convicted of a criminal act are actually innocent. In Chapter 10, students will examine contributing factors and negative consequences of wrongful conviction. This assignment gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of this issue, but also to demonstrate their writing and research abilities, skills that will need to be strong as they traverse through their academic careers.Next, students need to locate a news article about a person who has been exonerated because they were wrongfully convicted.
Briefly summarize the facts of the case and the factors that contributed to the wrongful conviction in this particular case (note – there may be more than one factor).
Finally, identify at least 2 negative consequences of this particular person’s wrongful conviction.