Wednesday, May 16, 2007

A New Zealand innocence project

The Innocence Project is a US organisation dedicated to exonerating those wrongfully convicted by the US criminal justice system. They do good work - 200 people have been freed from prison after being conclusively proven innocent by DNA testing, many of them from death row. Given the number of wrongful convictions we've seen in the New Zealand justice system, I've been wondering why we don't have such an organisation here. Now, thanks to a group of researchers at Victoria and otago universities, we do.


It would be interesting to have statistics on an exact number of wrongful convictions? I suspect it wont be as great as people think.......

Remember in all the hysteria, David Bain hasnt been proved innocent he is still innocent and there is still incriminating evidence against him

Posted by Anonymous : 5/16/2007 02:29:00 PM