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Few people convicted of crime have been exonerated in Japan, leading some commentators to claim that the country does not have a problem with wrongful convictions. But this view is mistaken. Japan’s wrongful conviction problem is probably much larger than it appears. Criminal suspects in Japan...
Confessions clearly have probative value when they are truthful. When not, however, they may lead to disastrous consequences. While the due process model provides procedural safeguards to ensure the voluntariness of a confession, under the crime control model, the reliability of a confession is...
Wrongful convictions have severe consequences and effects on the values, dignity, and self-esteem of the innocent and their beloved ones. While Vietnam is implementing the rule of law to ensure the protection of citizens’ fundamental rights, recent and serious wrongful conviction cases suggest a...
The wrongful conviction of Cui Ning is a famous short novel first recorded in the Song dynasty. It tells of a story about the wrongful conviction and execution of two innocent people, Cui Ning and madam Chen. In this study, we pay particular attention to systemic failures that led to the...
Wrongful convictions (WC) have been widely studied in law and social sciences, yet, previous research lacks a clear conceptualization and rigorous scientific measurement scale to measure stakeholders’ WC perceptions. Given the significance of stakeholders’ perceptions in influencing policy...
In 1994, China passed its first State Compensation Law (SCL) for wrongfully convicted individuals who can file claims for loss of life or freedom, physical injury, and property loss due to illegal state actions in administrative and criminal cases. The 2010 amended SCL added mental damage...
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