In case after case, erroneous conviction for capital murder has been proven. I contend that these are not disconnected accidents, but systematic consequences of the nature of homicice prosecution in the general and capital prosecution in particular - that in this respect, as in others, death distorts and undermines the course of the law.
Gross, Samuel R. "Lost Lives: Miscarriages of Justice in Capital Cases." Law Quad. Notes 42, no. 1 (1999): 83-94. (Based on a paper delivered at the National Conference on Wrongful Convictions and the Death Penalty at Northwestern University Law School in November 1998 and subsequently published under the same title in Law & Contemp. Probs. 61, no. 4 (1998): 125-52.)