Use the internet, academic journals, and textbook, to research a case relating to a defendant who was wrongfully convicted.

Use the internet, academic journals, and textbook, to research a case relating to a defendant who was wrongfully convicted.  Provide a synopsis of the case. Review the testimony that was given and the exhibits that were introduced. Answer the following questions

How did the judge rule on the defense?

 

Was this case covered by the media? Describe how the media covered this case. Do you think the media covered this case fairly?

 

Discuss Section 1983 Claims (pg. 371 of text)

 

Was DNA evidence used to prove the case?

 

Identify the current federal and state compensation statutes in which this case was tried. (Refer to pg. 374 of text)

 

Identify the various types of direct and/circumstantial evidence.

 

 What impact did the evidence have on the outcome (decision rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court) of this case?

 

What impact did the outcome have on society?

 

***You must cite the sources of your information.

 

***Be sure to include specific references to any judicial review and/or to incorporate information from additional scholarly journals.

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