Wrongful Convictionss

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Destiny Johnson LSTD 502 Criminal Law January 10, 2016 A. Research Paper Topic: Wrongful Convictions B. Law abiding citizens should not be wrongfully convicted of a crime that they did not commit. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) was first used to aid a criminal investigation by Professor Jeffreys in 1986 for rapes/murders that occurred in the United Kingdom. The first DNA exoneration took place in 1989. Prior to DNA testing there were hundreds of wrongful convictions. Post DNA testing there has been a decrease in wrongful convictions, but they are still prevalent for various reasons including eye witness misidentification, improper forensic science, and incriminating statements. Regardless of the reason, wrongful convictions remove a part

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