Montaigne Medal award winner for 2021 "most thought-provoking book" – Smoke but No Fire Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened is now available for pre-order in paperback!

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Smoke but No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened

From University of California Press. Released August 4, 2020.

Rodricus Crawford was convicted and sentenced to die for the murder by suffocation of his beautiful baby boy. After years on death row, evidence confirmed what Crawford had claimed all along: he was innocent, and his son had died from an undiagnosed illness. Crawford is not alone. A full one-third of all known exonerations stem from no-crime wrongful convictions.

The first book to explore this common but previously undocumented type of wrongful conviction, Smoke but No Fire tells the heartbreaking stories of innocent people convicted of crimes that simply never happened.

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