Balancing Errors in the Criminal Justice System

Date

2008

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

The question posed to this symposium panel is, "Can we reduce the amount of innocent convictions without increasing unjust acquittals?"' The easy answer is "of course." Doing so, however, is harder than most people assume. This Article focuses on other proposed reforms that are frequently mentioned but that do not satisfy this question posed.

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Keywords

Unjust acquittals, Proposed reforms, Just convictions, Standard of proof in criminal cases, Conviction rates, Accuracy of verdicts, Absolute certainty

Citation

Erik Lillquist, Balancing Errors in the Criminal Justice System, 41 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 175 (2008-2009)