Reporting Wrongful Convictions: Journalism and Justice. In recent years, there has been an explosion of award-winning documentaries, podcasts, and long-form journalism centered on wrongful convictions that has garnered a wide audience, contributing to the national conversation on criminal justice.
The following is an excerpt from Elizabeth Hinton’s From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime. Elizabeth is Assistant Professor in the Department History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. If you’d like to explore the broader historical context of mass incarceration, you may watch After Attica: Criminal Justice and Mass Incarceration on our YouTube channel. In the century between the end of the U.S. Civil War in 1865 and Johnson’s call for the War […]