- A Wrongful Eye: How an Unjust System Incarcerates the Innocent
A Wrongful Eye: How an Unjust System Incarcerates the Innocent
Wrongful convictions aren’t rare occurrences in the United States. In fact, between 1989 and 2019, over 2,000 people were exonerated, according to public records. Author Annette Choy delves into how this happens in a modern justice system.
A Wrongful Eye sheds light on unconscious biases that affect decisions and perspectives on criminal cases in the US. You’ll read about 11 wrongful conviction cases including:
· Huwe Burton, a 16-year-old boy, was coerced by police to make a false confession to the murder of his mother
· Patrick Pursley spent two decades in prison for murder based on the flawed testimony of a ballistics expert
· Keith Harward narrowly escaped the death penalty after being convicted of rape and murder due to flawed bite mark evidence
A Wrongful Eye explores issues of racial bias, unconscious bias, misconduct in the American criminal justice system, and flawed investigative and forensic techniques. If you’re interested in learning about how and why wrongful convictions happen in modern society, this book is for you!
About Annette Choy
Annette Choy graduated from Bentley University with a degree in Computer Information Systems and a minor in Law. While she works as a technology consultant, her minor takes center stage in her first book, A Wrongful Eye, inspired by her research into wrongful convictions in the US justice system. She is determined to confront unconscious biases and perspectives that can affect criminal cases.
A recipient of the Women's Leadership Award from Bentley, when not working hard or fighting injustices, Choy loves to travel, hike, and experience different places and cultures or spend time with her dog, Cheerio.
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