U of T professor, alumni launch Canadian Registry of Wrongful Convictions


University of Toronto Faculty of Law Professor Kent Roach and JD program alumni Amanda Carling, Jessie Stirling, Joel Voss, and Sarah Harland-Logan have launched the Canadian Registry of Wrongful Convictions. The registry includes 83 cases where a criminal conviction was overturned based on information that was not considered when the accused was convicted or pled guilty. Students will be able to use the resource to learn more about wrongful convictions and how some groups of people–including women, Indigenous people, racialized people, and people with cognitive disabilities–are more vulnerable to miscarriages of justice. The data will also be used by researchers. More cases of wrongful conviction and information about existing cases will be added.

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