Public Interest Law

Ensuring Integrity and Accuracy of Convictions

, The Legal Intelligencer


As the number of exonerations of innocent people through the use of DNA and other types of reliable evidence continues to mount nationally, more and more prosecutors' offices are taking steps to ensure the right person is put on trial. District attorneys across the country are focusing on "conviction integrity" by honing pre-arrest procedures and focusing on gathering as much evidence as possible. The district attorneys in Philadelphia and Montgomery County have taken particularly progressive and public roles in these initiatives.

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