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When innocence is pink

January 12, 2011


Marvin Zalman, criminal justice professor at Wayne State University, comments in a story about people wrongfully convicted of crimes. He estimates 10,000 people are wrongfully convicted each year across the country, representing 1 percent of criminal cases. A 2004 study from the University of California Irvine suggested that about 7,500 innocent men or women could have been convicted of serious crimes - including murder, rape, aggravated assault and arson - in 2000.