27 min

The Injustice of Criminal Convictions Without Any Crimes with Jessica S. Henry The Jabot

    • Philosophy

Kathryn Rubino talks with Jessica S. Henry, author of “SMOKE BUT NO FIRE: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened”, about the prevalence of no-crime convictions, some of the worst examples of no-crime convictions, how racial injustice exacerbates the issue, and finally what can be done, particularly within the current criminal justice reform zeitgeist.
 
Episode Resources
Jessica S. Henry: jessicahenryjustice@gmail.com  https://www.amazon.com/Smoke-but-No-Fire-Convicting/dp/0520300645 https://jessicahenryjustice.com/  
Episode Highlights
Jessica’s new book - 0:37 Her background - 1:31 Being a teacher and learning about crime cases - 5:34 Crimes that never happened - 6:18 Being convicted about something that never took place - 8:36 Some of the worst cases about convicted persons with no crime - 10:48 How prosecutors do their job - 15:56 Wrongful convictions - 17:17 What we can do to stop this problem - 18:58 Aggressive police tactics - 19:58 What would help this problem - 22:09 Focusing on this issue - 25:33


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Kathryn Rubino talks with Jessica S. Henry, author of “SMOKE BUT NO FIRE: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened”, about the prevalence of no-crime convictions, some of the worst examples of no-crime convictions, how racial injustice exacerbates the issue, and finally what can be done, particularly within the current criminal justice reform zeitgeist.
 
Episode Resources
Jessica S. Henry: jessicahenryjustice@gmail.com  https://www.amazon.com/Smoke-but-No-Fire-Convicting/dp/0520300645 https://jessicahenryjustice.com/  
Episode Highlights
Jessica’s new book - 0:37 Her background - 1:31 Being a teacher and learning about crime cases - 5:34 Crimes that never happened - 6:18 Being convicted about something that never took place - 8:36 Some of the worst cases about convicted persons with no crime - 10:48 How prosecutors do their job - 15:56 Wrongful convictions - 17:17 What we can do to stop this problem - 18:58 Aggressive police tactics - 19:58 What would help this problem - 22:09 Focusing on this issue - 25:33


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