Saturday, August 23, 2008

Books about Judicial Error, False Imprisonment, Forensic Sciences

Book List: DNA data banks, judicial error, false imprisonment, forensic sciences. I will be adding more books to list in the future. To Submit A Book - Have a book to recommend and add to list, just click on the word "comments" on bottom of post and add a book to list. Must be on subjects.

  • Journey Toward Justice Author: Dennis Fritz, Seven Locks Press, 2006 - judicial error, false imprisonment, forensic sciences

  • DNA Databases edited by Lauri R. Harding - Greenhaven Press, Dna Crime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs by Connie Fletcher - St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007

  • The Forensic Laboratory Handbook: Procedures and Practice edited by Ashraf Mozayani and Carla Noziglia - Humana Press

  • Crime Scene: The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science- Law - DK Publishing 2003 by Richard Platt (Author)

Partial List of Books about Forensics for Youths

  • Whodunit? : Science Solves the Crime Author: Otfinoski, Steven.; Scheld, Betsy,Publication: New York : W H Freeman, 1995 Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Police Lab: Using Science to Solve Crimes Author: Sheely, Robert, 1956-Publication: New York : Silver Moon Press, 1993 Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Cool Careers for Girls as Crime Solvers Author: Thornburg, Linda, 1949-Publication: Manassas Park, VA : Impact Publications, 2001
  • Forensics - Author: Ball, Jacqueline A. Publication: Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2003 Reading Level: Ages 9-12


Nancy Petro said...

I would like to add a book to your list on wrongful conviction. FALSE JUSTICE - EIGHT MYTHS THAT CONVICT THE INNOCENT is co-authored by my husband, Jim Petro, former attorney general of Ohio and me. Jim was the first state attorney general to intervene on behalf of a convicted and imprisoned client of the Innocence Project. It was a risky political move but ultimately very rewarding. The absolute innocence of Clarence Elkins, who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and rape and sentenced to life in prison, opened Jim's eyes to this national nightmare. FALSE JUSTICE reveals Jim's search for true justice in this and other initiatives as a pro bono lawyer for the Innocence Project and public advocate for criminal justice reform. The publish date is October 5, 2010. Kaplan is the publisher; Simon & Schuster the distributor. For more information, please visit Thank you for the information you are providing on this site. -Nancy Petro

Nancy Petro said...

Thank you very much for sharing information about our book, False Justice, and for your work to bring broader awareness to the story of Dennis Fritz and other people who have been wrongfully convicted.

Nancy and Jim Petro