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Book Review


The effort to investigate and litigate claims of innocence by prisoners has experienced growing pains in the twenty-five years since post-conviction DNA testing first exonerated an American inmate. But now it is fair to say that these collective efforts have reached an age of maturity; they represent a true political, legal and social “movement.” Innocence Controversies in America, a collection of essays edited by Sarah Lucy Cooper, evaluates the impact of this movement. It is a nice addition to the scholarly literature, with offerings from some of the finest academics in the field.

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post-conviction DNA testing

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Daniel S. Medwed, The Age of Innocence (Reviewing Sarah Lucy Cooper, Ed., Innocence Controversies in America (2014)), Crim. L. & Crim. Just. Books (Nov., 2014),

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