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LAWS 5925. Wrongful Convictions Seminar. 3 Units.

This course focuses on the causes of wrongful convictions, including eyewitness misidentifications, false confessions, jailhouse informants, scientific fraud, prosecutorial misconduct, and ineffective assistance of defense counsel. Remedies to prevent the conviction of the innocent are also discussed. A paper and presentation are required. Prereq or Coreq: LAWS 4808.