Failed Justice: Voices of the Wrongfully Convicted

Kathryn Campbell, University of Ottawa
Myriam Denov, University of Ottawa

Recent research has pointed to the many systemic factors present in the criminal justice system which appear to contribute to wrongful conviction. This paper adds to this body of literature by providing a unique perspective on this problem. Through in-depth interviews with a Canadian sample of wrongfully convicted individuals, the paper illuminates the unique perspectives and experiences of those wrongfully convicted. Moreover, it highlights how the voices of the wrongfully convicted have been largely silenced by the criminal justice system and the need to include them in policy and future research.

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