- Also known as death penalty, to this date, capital punishment remains a highly debatable topic, sparking discussions from many government and non-government organisations on its necessity from a legal aspect and afflictions upon human rights.
- Amidst the debate, the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal organisation in the United States was founded in 1992.
- The Innocence Project works to exonerate individuals who were wrongfully convicted through DNA testing and other means. As of now, the Innocence Project has been able to exonerate over 375 wrongfully convicted people.
- The Innocence Project has also worked to promote reforms in the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions from happening in the first place.
Extract from Legal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.