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Policing and wrongful convictions / Anthony W. Batts, Maddy deLone and Darrel W. Stephens.

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Canadian Policing Research






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1 online resource (31, [1] pages)


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"August 2014"--Page 1.
"This is one in a series of papers that will be published as a result of Harvard’s Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety. In the early 1980s, an Executive Session on Policing helped resolve many law enforcement issues of the day. It produced a number of papers and concepts that revolutionized policing. Thirty years later, law enforcement has changed and NIJ and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government are again collaborating to help resolve law enforcement issues of the day."--Page 1.
"NCJ 246328"--Page [1]


"As this and other high-profile wrongful convictions continue to spark controversy, a dispassionate, thoughtful examination of the systemic causes of wrongful convictions and their potential solutions can benefit all components of the criminal justice system and the community at large. Given their function as gatekeepers to the criminal justice system and as the initial point of contact with offenders, accused offenders, victims and ordinary citizens, police agencies are in the most advantageous position to conduct such an examination. This paper calls for strong leadership from police agencies to lead reviews of wrongful convictions that can be learning experiences for all components of the criminal justice system. The lessons learned from these reviews can lead to the implementation of changes in practice across criminal justice agencies that will improve justice without compromising safety."--Pages 1-2.


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