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When There is No DNA?

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http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction

 

Those exonerated by DNA testing aren’t the only people who have been wrongfully convicted in recent decades. For every case that involves DNA, there are hundreds that do not.

Only a fraction of criminal cases involve biological evidence that can be subjected to DNA testing, and even when such evidence exists, it is often lost or destroyed after a conviction. Since they don’t have access to a definitive test like DNA, many wrongfully convicted people have a slim chance of ever proving their innocence.

These factors are not the only causes of wrongful conviction. Each case is unique and many include a combination of the above issues. Review our case profiles to learn how the common causes of wrongful convictions have affected real cases and how these injustices could have been prevented.”

http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction/government-misconduct

http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction/unvalidated-or-improper-forensic-science

http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction/inadequate-defense

http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction/eyewitness-misidentification

http://www.innocenceproject.org/causes-wrongful-conviction/false-confessions-or-admissions

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