Correcting the problem of wrongful conviction will require both changing the incentives that police and prosecutors face and resurrecting the belief that the function of justice is to find the truth. Procedural and evidentiary reforms would reduce the rate of wrongful conviction, but such reforms alone cannot remedy the inroads that a Benthamite view of law has made on the Blackstonian view.

Paul Craig Roberts is the John M. Olin fellow at the Institute for Political Economy and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy.
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