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Fixing the System: Police Informants

The Innocence Project states that over 15% of wrongful convictions are influenced by snitch testimony. The book “Actual Innocence” estimates the number to be as high as  21%. Many of these cases occur because a jury accepts a snitch’s testimony over that of an innocent defendant, even if that is the only evidence against them.

Excellent Studies Conducted on Police Informants

Northwestern University School of Law Center on Wrongful Convictions: The Snitch System

Beyond Unreliable: How Snitches Contribute to Wrongful Convictions

News Articles

Wrong convictions spur Florida to rethink using jail informants