R._Harmon_Seminar__Copy_of_KSGPostConvictionTesting

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Post-Conviction DNA Testing Rockne P. Harmon Alameda County District Attorney’s Office
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Rhetoric Thousands of innocents still in prison Eyewitnesses unreliable Innocents executed
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Reality 60-70% incrimination rate Hicks, Cooper, McGinn San Diego experience Having it both ways- only to exonerate Ohio experience
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Which is worse? A wrongly convicted person in prison 175, 3.5 per state, .30 per state per year(10 yrs.) A guilty person wrongly freed A giulty person is never apprehended
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Overview Context Agendas Self-promotion Process
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Post-conviction testing- Context 10,000 inmates claiming innocence 12 are innocent 10,000 unsolved but solvable murders Victims are dead Someone committed every one of them
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Post-conviction testing- Context DNA underused Cold hit rate Unknown follow up on cold hits Priority to post conviction testing
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Why Post-conviction Testing? Give another chance?
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