Wrongful Convictions Book Report

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Manufacturing Guilt Wrongful Convictions in Canada, Second Edition, is relevant to the course I am taking Social Inequity and Justice because, like my course this book discusses and examines sociological approaches to social inequity in regard to race and ethnicity and how it effects these groups and their lives. Manufacturing Guilt Wrongful Convictions in Canada, Second Edition is about innocent people that spend many years behind bars, wrongfully committed for crimes they did not commit. When someone is wrongfully convicted, they are being punished for an offence they did not commit and to make matters worse the actual perpetrator of the crime goes free. Many people that do get exonerated their applications take years in the federal review …show more content…

Manufacturing Guilt Wrongful Convictions in Canada, follows the theme of the first edition where the authors demonstrate what leads to wrongful conviction. We all know that innocent mistakes happen however, wrongful convictions are usually the result of deliberate actions of those working in the criminal justice system and not unintended errors. By using Canadian cases as miscarriages of justice, the authors argues that understanding wrongful convictions and how to prevent them is incomplete outside the broader societal context in which they occur, particularly regarding racial and social inequality. This book also analyzes how forensic science is used as a resource for prosecutors rather than seeking the truth. What is miscarriage of justice? A miscarriage of justice is when a person is convicted and punished for a crime they did not commit. This book displays many strengths. Some of the strengths found in this …show more content…

Was it to give tribute to those who were wrongfully convicted and suffered so much? Has Canada’s legal system improved since the writing of the book? I would be curious to know if they wrote this book to make others aware just how bad our legal system is and doesn’t know what they're doing when it comes to murder trials. Did they write this book as a historical piece to make sure what has happened is never forgotten? I would have also liked to to have talked to some of the wrongfully convicted men in this book to hear their side of the story and how it has affected their lives and how they feel about Canada’s legal

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