Analysis and Findings

  • Jon ShaneEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


The first part of the analysis compares the observed actions of the officers during the investigation to the standards defined by criminal procedure, criminal investigations, police management, and supervision against the organizational accident framework and helps answer the first research question: what are the failure points in the investigation that facilitated the wrongful arrest? The second part maps the failure points during the preliminary and follow-up investigations, then tests for relationships and the prevalence of risk, which helps answer the last two research questions: are acts of commission or acts of omission more prevalent throughout the investigation? and which categories of failure present the greatest risk?


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice AdministrationJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeNew YorkUSA

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