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dc.contributor.authorHill, Meghan
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-21T22:25:17Z
dc.date.available2019-02-21T22:25:17Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10011
dc.descriptionMaster's Project (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project explores factors that lead to wrongful convictions with a case study from 1997 on the sensitive claim of innocence on the Fairbanks, Alaska community: The John Hartman murder. As the representative model throughout the project, this sexual assault and murder case of the accused Fairbanks Four will be examined. Through a multi-disciplinary scope, the topic will be approached through numerous accounts of research, interviews, and field-work. By dissecting the Fairbanks Four case and applying it to the research of the burdensome appeals process, the supporting factors are apparent in the practices that lead to wrongful convictions. In the synopsis, methods that lead to convictions, as well as the inconsistent wavering time table, will be disclosed. Further, counter methods to tactics currently practiced and how to avoid time delays of such a rigorous and often hopeless process will also be included. With underdog defense organizations such as The Innocence Project and The Alaska Innocence Project growth and expansion, we increasingly see success in the overturn of wrongful convictions throughout the United States. This paper will argue and highlight the systemic faults in the current convictions process and identify recommendations to modify such faults in relation to the case study of the Fairbanks Four.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectJudicial erroren_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectFairbanksen_US
dc.subjectCase studiesen_US
dc.subjectCriminal justice, Administration ofen_US
dc.subjectJohn Hartman Murder Trial, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1999en_US
dc.subjectMurder victimsen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Innocence Projecten_US
dc.subjectHartman, John, 1982-1997en_US
dc.subjectFrese, George C., 1977-en_US
dc.subjectRoberts, Marvin L., 1977-en_US
dc.subjectPease, Kevin W., 1978-en_US
dc.subjectVent, Eugene G., 1979-en_US
dc.titleThe Fairbanks Four: hopeless innocence and the flawed system that escorted them to stagnant wrongful convictionsen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.type.degreema
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Justice
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-06T01:38:06Z


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