• Journal Article

Contextual contamination of forensic evidence by postconviction litigators

Citation

Collins, J., & Jarvis, J. (2009). Contextual contamination of forensic evidence by postconviction litigators. Journal of the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice, 3, 7-20.

Abstract

This article expands on research we reported in a 2009 article title "The Wrongful Conviction of Forensic Science". Since that study, which was published in Forensic Science Policy & Management, additional convictions have been overturned as the result of postconviction litigation and the use of DNA evidence. Since 1989, more than 230 convictions have been overturned. Representatives in the innocence network continue to work diligently to identify wrongfully convicted prisoners and secure their immediate release.