Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.
Use your textbook and the following article as your sources.
Krieger, S. A. (2011). Why our justice system convicts innocent people, and the challenges faced by innocence projects trying to exonerate them. New Criminal Law Review, 14(3), 333-402, found at:
NOTE: To access ProQuest articles, you MUST first open a Web browser window to the Ashworth College Library; otherwise, you will be denied access to the articles when you click the links. Once your browser is open to the Ashworth College Library, simply click on the link for the article you need to read.
Please answer the following questions.
- Describe eight (8) reasons why innocent individuals are wrongly convicted.
- Provide one (1) example of each of the reasons why innocent individuals are wrongly convicted.
- In your opinion, what would be the most effective way to lower the number of wrongful convictions? Provide two (2) supporting facts.