Advanced Criminal Law: Convicting the Innocent
Professor James R. Elkins College of Law
West Virginia University|Fall|2016|


The Course Case Studies  

Syllabus & Evaluation

Brief Studies: Master File


Assignments Archive

Wrongful Conviction: Causes

Police Investigation

Coerced | False Confesssion

Eyewitness Misidentification

Prosecutor Misconduct

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Questionable Forensic Science

Snitch Testimony


Randall Dale Adams

Bernie Baran

Kirk Bloodsworth

Rolando Cruz

Carlos DeLuna

Clarence Elkins

Ryan Ferguson

Frederick Freeman

Johnny Frank Garrett

Darryl Hunt

Anthony Graves

Bill Macumber

Michael Morton


Rodney Reed

Richard Rosario

Gregory Flint Taylor

Ron Williamson

West Memphis Three

Central Park Five

Norfork Four

Fairbanks Four

Beatrice Six

Duke Lacrosse Players Rape Case

The McMartin Case


Contact Professor Elkins

Posted: August || 2014 || Revised :: August.2016