Tennessee Criminal Law Issues

Unfortunately, the criminal justice process results in innocent people being convicted; however, recent developments in DNA evidence have led to the exonerations of more than 250 people who had been convicted of serious crimes such as murder and rape. Some professor of criminal law found that the most common factors that led to innocent people being convicted were false confessions caused by often subtle police pressure, eyewitness identification procedures that are known to cause incorrect identifications, prosecutorial “junk science” and flawed forensic work, and jailhouse snitches without any procedural protections. While law professors and lawyers know that certain police practices lead to the conviction of innocent people, judges allow such evidence because, they say, they have confidence in juries to figure it all out. We rely on juries to know when an eyewitness identification is suggestive

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