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True Crime On Television Trend: Entertainment Or Increased Effort For Justice?

Published: Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:07pm
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True crime programs focused on overturning wrongful convictions or reopening cases that had questionable outcomes have been more common lately.

That includes “The Jinx” on HBO and “Making a Murderer” on Netflix. Are there more cases like this or simply an increased effort to find justice? What goes into determining which situations are worth that effort?

Katie Puzauskas and Joey Dormady of Arizona State University’s Post-Conviction Clinic spoke about the trend. Puzauskas is also the former director of the Arizona Justice Project.

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