March 3, 2021

Online/Legal Research Tools: “Wrongful-Convictions Database Moves to UC Irvine”

From the Los Angeles Times:

…the National Registry of Exonerations, an online database of wrongful convictions [more than 2000 cases are included in the database as of April 2017] that have been overturned dating to 1989.

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The registry is now being housed at UC Irvine, where it will become a resource for faculty and students studying the criminal justice system. UCI was selected because of its concentration of faculty in the area of wrongful convictions.

“This university can really provide muscle to what is a still-developing group of cases,” said Maurice Possley, senior researcher for the registry, which was created in 2012 as a joint project between the University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions.

“I tend to think this database can be one of the most influential factors for reform and change in the criminal justice system in many years.”

Learn More About the Registry, Read the Complete Article

Direct to National Registry of Exonerations

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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