Issues Spotlight

Wrongful convictions are only one form of injustice in Canada and they are influenced by larger political, social, legal, and economic injustice. Issues of colonialism and systemic discrimination play play a significant role in wrongful convictions. Unjust Canadian criminal laws and practices have also contributed to wrongful convictions, for instance: the criminalization of conduct that should have been legal, historical use of the death penalty, and harsh conditions of confinement imposed as a means of punishment.

Explore a selection of these issues and associated wrongful conviction cases by clicking on the buttons below.