What are some of the ways we can reduce wrongful convictions? Wrongful convictions can be minimised in several ways. A good lawyer I useful in cases. The lawyer will challenge details given by people like jailhouse snitches, and the findings of forensic science (Williams & McShane, 2013). Additionally, charging persecutors for misconduct is effective. The deeds of misconduct should be presented to the state bar. Such a prosecutor will then be dealt with to prevent future mishaps. Additionally, the use of forensic science exonerates people accused of a crime. Forensics, despite their shortcomings, are hailed for providing accurate results in crimes DNA evidence, which is significantly used in investigations, can refute any claims that are not supported by forensic findings. Equally, the government has initiatives aimed at reducing convictions. Some of them include supporting the innocence movement, funding innocence programs, compensating victims, easing access to post-conviction DNA testing highlighting the disadvantages of forensics. Courts should also be involved in the rigorous examination of evidence provided in court.
Which seems the easiest to implement? The easiest choice to implement is getting a good lawyer. Although they may be costly, a person, through a competent lawyer can argue their innocence. Moreover, a good lawyer can challenge evidence presented by the prosecutor, which entails forensic.
Which seem most effective? The most effective way of dealing with wrongful conviction is government involvement. Notably, the government is the most powerful entity in any case. The government has enough resources to fund activities geared towards protecting the wrongfully convicted. Additionally, it supports forensic science and has the ability to improve these processes to ensure accuracy. That the government can even stall the efforts of the Prosecutor’s office attests to how powerful it is. Again, the persecutor works for the government, and it can resolve any misconduct by the state agent.
Williams, F.P. & McShane, M.D. (2013). Criminological Theory. Pearson.