International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Miscarriages of Justice: The Psychological Consequences

Abstract

 

A miscarriage of justice occurs when a judicial system fails to attend the means of justice resulting in the wrongful conviction of an innocent individual. This article details the psychological consequences of wrongful convictions by analyzing the mental impact wrongful incarceration has on an individual and their family. It will address the challenges following exoneration and how the impact of judicial error can affect the reintegration process. By providing additional insight onto the innerworkings of miscarriages of justice, this article derails misconceptions about wrongful conviction as well as provides a possible solution to help combat negative psychological processes.