Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bulletin: Medill Innocence Project students compiling a database of shaken-baby syndrome cases "to illuminate" the issue. On SBS.

STORY: "An Innocence Project calls for cases," published on the "On SBS" blog, on July 8, 2012. (Thanks to the "On SBS" blog for bringing this important public development to all of our attention);

GIST: "Journalism students at the Medill Innocence Project in Illinois have taken on shaken baby syndrome. This summer, interns and staff members are building a database of all the infant-head-injury cases they can find, through all the channels they can think of.".......From Medill: "We are a journalism organization that examines criminal-justice issues objectively. Our goal is public service: By creating this database, we aim to analyze trends and publish stories that may illuminate this criminal justice issue. As an example, the University of Michigan and Northwestern University law schools created the National Exoneration Registry, which has raised awareness about wrongful convictions:""

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