Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

This article seeks to raise awareness about the potential for wrongful convictions in Singapore by analysing the factors commonly identified as contributing towards wrongful convictions in other jurisdictions, including institutional failures and suspect evidence. It also considers whether the social conditions in Singapore are favourable to discovering and publicising wrongful convictions. The authors come to the conclusion that Singapore does well on a number of fronts and no sweeping reforms are necessary However there are areas of risk viz the excessive focus on crime control rather than due process, which require some tweaking of the system.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Courts | Judges | Public Law and Legal Theory

Research Areas

Law, Society and Governance

Publication

Singapore Law Review

Volume

28

First Page

98

Last Page

122

ISSN

0080-9691

Publisher

National University of Singapore Faculty of Law

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

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