The article discusses research conducted by scholar Samuel Gross and others on the question of whether the seriousness of a crime more often leads to wrongful convictions in the U.S. justice system, utilizing data from the U.S. National Registry of Exonerations (NRE) from 1989 to 2014. The article discusses various aspects of serious crimes, aggressive interrogation, and false confession.
Phillips, Scott and Richardson, Jamie
"The Worst of the Worst: Heinous Crimes and Erroneous Evidence,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 45
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol45/iss2/6