How to Reduce the Incidence of Wrongful Conviction? Opinions of Ohio Judges, Prosecutors, Police Officers, and Defense Attorneys

Robert J. Ramsey, Indiana University East

ABSTRACT
A survey of 798 Ohio criminal jsutice professionals (police officers, prrosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges) was conducted in 2002, asking respondents to offer their perceptions regarding the causes and extent of wrongful conviction. Respondents offered written sugggestions regarding how the incidence of wrongful conviction could be reduced. In general, respondents believe increased leadership, professionalism, and training could result in less system error. System inequities and overload is also frequently criticized as a source of error.

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