News - April 2004
New Study on Serious Crime Exonerations
Monday, May 24, 2004
A newly released report by Professor Samuel Gross and several students at the University of Michigan Law School documents a dramatic increase over the past 15 years in the number of exonerations of innocent defendants who had been convicted for serious crimes they did not commit. The report [PDF] presents persuasive evidence that these exonerations are the tip of an iceberg -- that there is a much larger number of false convictions that are not discovered, and that do not end in exoneration.