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The wrongful conviction of Glen Assoun

Jul 12th, 2019 - News/Press

Today the public finally learns the details of one of the most tragic and egregious wrongful convictions in Canadian history. Glen Assoun has suffered for decades due to the professional misconduct of individuals in the police forces involved in the case.

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Innocence at Stake: The Need for Continued Vigilance to Prevent Wrongful Convictions in Canada

May 21st, 2019 - Articles on Wrongful Convictions

In the fall of 2002, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Heads of Prosecutions Committee established a Working Group on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice in response to a number of wrongful convictions that had been identified and studied across the country.

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2019 Annual General Meeting

May 08th, 2019 - Events

The Innocence Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A light lunch and refreshments will be served following the meeting.  

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Preventing False Confessions Video

Apr 16th, 2019 - Innocence Canada Exclusives

This video is directed at police officers but would be of interest to any person involved in the justice system. Specifically, it looks at the heightened risks for suspects to falsely confess when using the Reid interrogation technique, the impact of over-policing on marginalized and vulnerable communities, the role that language, racial bias, and differences in cultural beliefs play in Indigenous peoples being wrongly convicted, and examines some of the susceptibilities that those with mental health issues face in an interrogation room.

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