Monday, October 01, 2007

Another instance where science gets to the truth

DNA leads to more than 207 exonerations of formerly convicted criminals and states are responding by changing criminal justice procedures as a result. Three cheers for science.
Nationwide, misidentification by witnesses led to wrongful convictions in 75 percent of the 207 instances in which prisoners have been exonerated over the last decade, according to the Innocence Project, a group in New York that investigates wrongful convictions.


Dave said...

I guess it beats the Urim and the Thummim.

Jon said...

The Innocence Project ftw.