Wrongful Conviction and Innocence Resources on the Internet. A comprehensive collection of online resources.

Court TV: Stories of the Innocence Project.

Dwyer, Jim, Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck. 2000. Actual Innocence: Five Days to Execution, and Other Dispatches from the Wrongfully Convicted. New York: Doubleday Books.

Dwyer, Jim, Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck. 2003. Reprint. Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make it Right. New York: New American Library.

Humes, Edward. 2003 (paperback edition). Mean Justice. New York: Pocket Books. A gripping exposition of prosecutorial misconduct by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Protess, David and Rob Warden. 1998. A Promise of Justice: The Eighteen-Year Fight to Save Four Innocent Men. New York: Hyperion Books.

Radelet, Michael L, Hugo A. Bedau and Constance E. Putnam. 1994. In Spite of Innocence: Erroneous Convictions in Capital Cases. Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Simon, Taryn. 2003. The Innocents. New York: Umbrage Editions. Over eighty photographs of former inmates who were exonerated through DNA testing; with commentary.

Westervelt, Saundra D. and John A. Humphrey, eds. 2001 (paperback edition). Wrongly Convicted: Perspectives on Failed Justice. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press

Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement 2000 National Institute of Justice report by the Technical Working Group on Crime Scene Investigation.

Exonerations in the United State: 1989 Through 2003 A University of Michigan study led by Samuel R. Gross which examined 328 criminal convictions that subsequently resulted in exoneration.

Post-Conviction DNA Testing: Recommendations for Handling Requests A 1999 report by the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence which was established by the National Institute of Justice at the request of then U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.

Overturning Wrongful Convictions by Georgann Eubanks. A 2002 article on the Innocence Project at Duke University School of Law.

PBS’ The Plea. explores the preponderance of plea bargaining in the criminal justice system.

Report to the Attorney General on Delays in Forensic DNA Analysis 2003 National Institute of Justice Report.

Stetler, R. (August 1999). Post-Conviction Investigation in Death Penalty Cases. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Champion Magazine.

The Wrongfully Convicted

Alan Gell: News & Observer articles on Mr. Gell’s retrial and acquittal after several years on Death Row.

An Ordinary Crime website and video relating to North Carolina’s Terence Garner, who has subsequently been cleared of the crime and released from prison.

Burden of Innocence website and video detailing the stories of several wrongfully convicted.

Johnson Jr., Calvin C. and Greg Hampikian. 2003. Exit to Freedom. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Junkins, Tim. 2004. Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Press of Chapel Hill.

Murder on a Sunday Morning An HBO film documenting the fact that even youth are not exempt from wrongful conviction.

Murder, Race, Justice: The State vs. Darryl Hunt An exhaustive series by the Winston-Salem Journal tracing the wrongful conviction of Darryl Hunt, and the struggle through his 19 years of imprisonment to free him.

Weinberg, Steve. (August 3, 2000). Railroaded. The American Lawyer.

What Jennifer Saw PBS website regarding Ronald Cotton who was wrongfully convicted of rape in North Carolina.

Eyewitness Evidence

Cutler, Brian L. and Penrod, Steven D. 1995. Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology and the Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Eyewitness Evidence: A Guide for Law Enforcement 1999 U.S. Department of Justice recommendations for the collection and preservation of eyewitness evidence.

Eyewitness Evidence: A Trainer’s Manual for Law Enforcement Issued in 2003; based on U.S. Department of Justice guide just above.

North Carolina Actual Innocence Commission Recommendations for Eyewitness Identification

2001 New Jersey Attorney General Guidelines for Preparing and Conducting Photo and Live Lineup Identification Procedures

Website of Gary Wells, Ph.D. , a leading researcher in eyewitness identification and reform. Dr. Wells is a professor of Psychology at Iowa State University.

Wells, G.L. & Olson, E.A. (2003). Eyewitness testimony. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 277-295.

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Weinberg, Steve. Anatomy of Misconduct: There’s Much to Learn When A Trial Goes Terribly Wrong Center for Public Integrity, June 26, 2003.

_______. Breaking the Rules: Who suffers when a prosecutor is cited for misconduct? Center for Public Integrity, June 26, 2003.

False Confession

Buddhist Temple Massacre by Katherine Ramsland, Court TV’s

Conti, R.P. (1999). The Psychology of False Confessions. The Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology, 2, 14-36.

Mills, S. & Higgins, M. (January 6, 2002). Cops Urged to Tape their Interrogations; City Videotapes Only Confessions. Chicago Tribune.

Perina, A. (April 30, 2003). The False Confession. Psychology Today.

Sullivan, T.P. (Summer 2004). Police Experiences with Recording Custodial Interrogations. A special report presented bv Northwestern University School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions.


Campbell University Wiggins School of Law

Canada's Department of Justice Report on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice

Center for Public Integrity

Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University

Crimelynx Offers a wide range of criminal justice resources.

Criminal Cases Review Commission (Britain)

Death Penalty Information Center

Duke University School of Law

The Innocence Project Original innocence project; conducts investigations into cases in which DNA evidence is available. See Other Projects by State [address for that web page] for contact information of other innocence projects.

The Innocence Project Network: The online resource for members of the National Innocence Network

Justice Denied: The Magazine for the Wrongfully Convicted

The Justice Project

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Publications from the Department of Justice

National Institute of Justice The research, evaluation and development branch of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The New York Innocence Project

North Carolina Central University School of Law

North Carolina Department of Corrections

North Carolina Department of Justice

North Carolina General Assembly

Truth in Justice On-line newsletter covering wrongful conviction issues.

University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication

University of North Carolina School of Law

The North Carolina Center
on Actual Innocence
P.O. Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station Durham, NC