Could ‘actual innocence’ save the broken US justice system?
BBC News - 04/21/2016
“I think because of some of the professional incentives to get convictions and maintain convictions, and political incentives to be tough on crime, the justice role takes a back seat to the advocacy role,” says Northeastern University law professor Daniel Medwed, author of Prosecution Complex: America’s Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent.
“It’s a little bit of human nature. Once you’ve made a decision to do something, it often takes a lot of countervailing evidence to get them to change their minds.”