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Recent Training Materials:

General Information: Wrongful Convictions and Exonerations

Quick Reference Guides: Causes of Wrongful Convictions

Our work has identified key issues which contribute to defendants being convicted of crimes they did not commit. Trial and appellate attorneys can download or print our one-page Quick Reference primers (back and front) for a jump start understanding the these issues, identifying them before trial, and litigating motions for new trial. Each guide includes links to further resources.

Informants & Snitches [PDF]
False Confessions [PDF]
Hair Microscopy [PDF]

Briefs, Legislation, and Case Law

Forensic Science Publications

DNA Resources

CPCS Forensic Services Unit

For more forensics resources, visit the CPCS Forensic Services Unit.