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Presumed Innocent? The Social Science of Wrongful Conviction

The United States criminal justice system is typically an accurate and efficient system. Although, as a human creation, it is not perfect. This course will employ a social scientific perspective to understand why innocent people are sometimes convicted of crimes they did not commit. In this course we will discuss wrongful convictions, their causes, and their solutions.

Start Date: Jun 01, 2014 Topics: General Social Science

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This basic undergraduate course explores the phenomena of wrongful conviction: defining the term, identifying the most likely victims, where in the criminal justice process things go wrong, and how social science can help to understand and prevent these.

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  • Dates: Jun 01, 2014 to Jul 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General Social Science

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