Miscarriage of Justice

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Miscarriage of Justice

A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial out-come.

A miscarriage of justice arises when the decision of a court is inconsistent with the substantive rights of a party.

See: error, inequity, injustice, misjudgment
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The Innocence Project at Cardiff Law School has been running for nearly 10 years and it's encouraging that the students and staff who work tirelessly to overturn wrongful convictions have received recognition for the work they do.
Due to the vicious nature of these crimes and the growing public awareness on these cases, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality, jail injury, medical malpractice or healthcare neglect, prison rape, prison injury, wrongful death, or wrongful imprisonment and wrongful convictions, as these cases are unfortunately becoming far too common now throughout the country.
While the Innocence Movement is among the most significant agents of social change in criminal justice policy and practice over the last quarter century, (42) it has been slow to pay explicit attention to women's cases of wrongful conviction, or the ways in which gender might meaningfully shape the types of cases for which women (and men) are wrongfully convicted.
Surprisingly, the study found that a number of factors that are traditionally associated with miscarriages of justice did not present a statistically significant risk of a wrongful conviction versus a "near miss.
Specifically, this Article examines two high-profile scandals that saw the wrongful conviction and later formal exoneration of large numbers of persons.
OAKLAND, Calif -- Keker & Van Nest LLP and the Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University School of Law today announced they have successfully petitioned the Alameda County Superior Court to overturn the wrongful conviction of their client, Ronald Ross, for premeditated attempted murder.
The Global Times newspaper reported on a similar case 6 Zhao Zuohai, a farmer from Henan Province, who received 650,000 yuan in compensation after spending 11 years in jail after a wrongful conviction of murder.
A wrongful conviction harms us all and when we know one has occurred we must all stop to help that person get out from under that wrongful conviction just as surely as it would be a mistake to walk by a traffic accident and not offer assistance.
This comprehensive volume on the wrongful conviction of African American men in the American judicial system provides a detailed collection of statistical data and analysis on specific aspects of these miscarriages of justice that are increasingly being brought to light by advanced DNA testing and other modern review processes.
I learn about a new wrongful conviction case almost every week of the year, year after year after year," he says.
Various public inquiries have commented on the threads which tend to run through wrongful conviction cases and have noted the critical importance of a fearless, committed, and vigorous defence.
3) Almost a century later, professors Samuel Gross and Barbara O'Brien published a critical assessment of the state of knowledge on wrongful conviction.