Previously published in Examiner
Part 1 on the Innocence Project and the John Howard Society
Followers of this Montreal examiner’s work know we are doing a criminal series. We started with why capital punishment should be abolished and we investigated the question of why executions in the United States are carried out mainly in the evening. These issues are centered around the macabre and weird criminal activity, such as the series on Murder On The Bus, and is presented in such a way as to be helpful and assist people in any phase of life. These issues are also about mental health and forensic psychology. There are psychologists who specialize in the criminal mind.
We will also review some famous murderers before the series is finished as well.
We have also reviewed DNA in other series and we know that DNA is very useful when it is present for a criminal case. However, DNA sampling is only a recent scientific advancement since the 1980’s, and it is not always present at the crime scene.
Having said that we will now focus on the Innocence Project, a program dedicated to freeing innocent people from jail and a wrongful conviction in the United States and the John-Howard Society in Montreal.
Montrealers applaud such as program as we do not have the death penalty, but we do stand up for justice, like the rest of Canada. We have a program in Montreal called the John-Howard Society which helps out inmates and their families. The John-Howard society has done an excellent job helping prisoners in need.
To be continued