How Do Wrongful Convictions Happen?

False Justice Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent
In False Justice, Nancy and Jim Petro, former Attorney General of Ohio, explore wrongful criminal conviction – convicting the innocent- including contributors and reforms. They debunk eight myths about criminal justice that fuel wrongful convictions.
Myth 1: Everyone in prison claims innocence.
Myth 2: Our system almost never convicts an innocent person.
Myth 3: Only the guilty confess.
Myth 4: Wrongful conviction is the result of innocent human error.
Myth 5: An eyewitness is the best testimony.
Myth 6: Conviction errors get corrected on appeal.
Myth 7: It dishonors a victim to question a conviction.
Myth 8: If the justice system has problems, the pros will fix them.