Wrongful convictions of women : when innocence isn't enough

Free, Marvin D., author

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  • Creator Marvin D. Free Jr., Mitch Ruesink
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016.
  • Physical Details
    • viii, 313 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781626375062, 1626375062
  • OCLC ocn922836386


  • "Marvin Free and Mitch Ruesink reveal the distinctive role that gender dynamics so often play in the miscarriage of justice. Examining more than 160 cases involving such charges as homicide, child abuse, and drug-related offenses, the authors explore systemic failures in both policing and prosecution. They also highlight the intersecting roles of gender and race. Demonstrating how women encounter circumstances that are qualitatively different than those of men, the authors illuminate unique challenges facing women in the criminal justice system." - Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-308) and index.


  • Women and wrongful convictions -- Child abuse -- When women kill -- The war on drugs -- Property crimes and beyond -- Looking back, moving forward -- Appendix A: Methods -- Appendix B: Case narratives
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