How does juvenile court differ from adult criminal court?
2. What rights were granted to juveniles as a result of In re. Gault?
3. What evidence do we have that harsh punishment changes youth behavior?
5. Does brain research prove adolescents are less culpable for crimes? If they should be held accountable, what else does research indicate?
Findley, K. (2007). Wrongful conviction. Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Blackboard.
1. What is the philosophy of caution in American criminal courts in terms of guilt and innocence?
2. What are the competing definitions of wrongful conviction?
3. How did DNA cases of wrongful conviction change the perception that these were anomalies rather than symptoms of systematic flaws in the justice system?
4. What is the best estimate of the number of wrongful convictions each year?
5. What are the causes of wrongful conviction? Which are the most common? Be able to define them.
What were the leading factors in their wrongful convictions?
7. Why are policymakers interested in reforms to prevent wrongful convictions?
8. What ae some of the eyewitness identification reforms implemented to date?
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