Exonerations: the Peter Reilley case and others

Students can also listen to the first 7 minutes of the podcast, “Wrongful Convictions, Exoneration, and Criminal Justice with Samuel Gross” or more if they choose to. This podcast offers an introduction to the topic.

Students read about the Peter Reilley case, either for homework or in class. Next, individually or in pairs, they can find another exoneration story, and present it to the class.


Finally, students reflect on how the errors in judgment could have been avoided.