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Fixing the System: Police Informants

The Innocence Project states that over 15% of wrongful convictions are influenced by snitch testimony. The book “Actual Innocence” estimates the number to be as high as  21%. Many of these cases occur because a jury accepts a snitch’s testimony over that of an innocent defendant, even if that is the only evidence against them.

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Excellent Studies Conducted on Police Informants

Northwestern University School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions: The Snitch System

Beyond Unreliable: How Snitches Contribute to Wrongful Convictions

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