Someone sent me the graphic below, presumably because I write a lot on justice issues.
It’s an interesting graphic that depicts the history and a number of scary averages about those wrongfully convicted of heinous crimes.
I’ve not come across anything similar detailed for the Canadian justice system, but just doing some simple math on the most high-profile Canadian wrongful convictions nets numbers scarily similar to the ones below.
Take a few minutes, if you would and take a look at the information below. It just might open your eyes to one of western civilization’s greatest failings: sending innocent men and women to prison for crimes they did not commit.
Luigi Fulk says
Very interesting subject, regards for putting up.
Paul Hulme says
Thank you for posting the graphic
I believe Canadian statistics on this topic of wrongful convictions to be no better ( if not worse).
Perhaps the root cause of these wrongful convictions is the manipulation of what gets presented to the courts.
My perception is a clear lack of accountability for those who manipulate the information to bolster their own point of view on a case.
Even when its made clear there are those who cheated the system to get a conviction – they are never held accountable.
Most recent example on our side of the Country is Glen Assoun in Nova Scotia.
There has been , and should be ,… a huge payout to Mr.Assoun for his wrongful conviction. But only taxpayers get held accountable.
Christopher di Armani says
Thanks for bringing the Glen Assoun case to my attention. I wasn’t familiar with it. Looks like one I’ll be writing about in the near future.