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In 1992 Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld started the [http://www.innocenceproject.org Innocence Project] at [http://www.cardozo.yu.edu Benjamin N. Cardozo School] of Law. The Innocence Project seeks to exonerate wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. In addition, the Project seeks to create public policy that would reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Law students at Benjamin N. Cardozo handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
 
In 1992 Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld started the [http://www.innocenceproject.org Innocence Project] at [http://www.cardozo.yu.edu Benjamin N. Cardozo School] of Law. The Innocence Project seeks to exonerate wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. In addition, the Project seeks to create public policy that would reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Law students at Benjamin N. Cardozo handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.
  
Since the clinic was formed, there have been 225 cases were DNA evidence has proven innocence beyond a doubt.{{ref|foo}}  A study of these cases has identified six main causes of wrongful convictions
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Since the clinic was formed, there have been 225 cases were DNA evidence has proven innocence beyond a doubt. A study of these cases has identified six main causes of wrongful convictions
  
  

Revision as of 10:15, 9 June 2010

Background

In 1992 Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld started the Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. The Innocence Project seeks to exonerate wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. In addition, the Project seeks to create public policy that would reform the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Law students at Benjamin N. Cardozo handle case work while supervised by a team of attorneys and clinic staff.

Since the clinic was formed, there have been 225 cases were DNA evidence has proven innocence beyond a doubt. A study of these cases has identified six main causes of wrongful convictions


The results of these studies have lead to a series of recommendations and model practices.


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