|Author:||Jim Petro,Nancy Petro|
|Title:||False Justice: Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent|
|Format:||lit doc docx lrf|
|ePUB size:||1623 kb|
|FB2 size:||1369 kb|
|DJVU size:||1933 kb|
|Category:||Politics and Government|
|Publisher:||Kaplan Publishing; First Edition edition (January 4, 2011)|
Jim & Nancy Petro's inspirational book takes a critical look at how common misperceptions make it harder for our criminal justice system to deliver reliable results. This is a "must read" not merely for criminal justice professionals but for all Americans. Chock full of scientific documentation but easy for civilians to read, and hard to put down. This book can serve as an agent of change when it comes to serving the innocent who have been wrongly convicted in our justice system. Jim and Nancy Petro reveal the need for social justice in the judicial arena.
Jim Petro is a former Republican Attorney General of Ohio. As Ohio Auditor of State, he and his team cleaned up a corrupt office and performed audits that led to the criminal conviction of an unprecedented 110 public officials in Ohio. Jim Petro tracked down the source of the stink, as he explains in this book co-authored with his wife, Nancy. Together they vowed to devote their efforts, their knowledge, their education to help other innocents who were wrongly convicted and to try to change the system as it now exists. Jim and Nancy Petro relate the stories of innocent men who spent years of their lives in prison for rapes or murders they did not commit and who were later exonerated through DNA evidence.
A new book written by Jim and Nancy Petro offers a comprehensive analysis of how miscarriages of justice result in wrongful convictions. Jim Petro, a former Republican Attorney General of Ohio, has observed the justice system from all sides and was appalled by the frequent mistakes in the criminal justice system. As attorney general, he advocated along with the Innocence Project to help free a man wrongfully convicted of murder and rape
But this article is also a memoir, in that I tell the story, from my own perspective as Director of the Ohio Innocence Project, of how I have watched Jim Petro go from prosecutor and elected Attorney General of Ohio to a leading champion of the wrongfully convicted across the nation.
Eight Myths That Convict the Innocent. Jim Petro was confronted with this issue when the guilt of several convicts serving life sentences was called into question. In False Justice, Jim and Nancy Petro detail and challenge eight myths of justice: Everyone in prison claims innocence. Our system almost never convicts an innocent person. Only the guilty confess. Wrongful convictions are caused by innocent human error. An eyewitness is the best testimony. Conviction errors get corrected on appeal. It dishonors the victim to question a conviction. If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them.