Not every heist ends up like The Italian Job or similar scenario. In fact, more often than not, crime doesn’t pay. Even the most ambitious and well planned robberies have landed thieves in prison for decades. The folks at Fred Dahr Defense Attorney have put together an infographic to illustrate the most famous heists in history and determine if the crime really is worth the time.
Since the first time DNA evidence helped overturn a conviction in 1989, more than 300 people have been cleared of crimes they did not commit with the help of such evidence. Here is a look at cases where DNA evidence has helped overturn convictions of those awaiting execution on Death Row in an infographic published by TopCriminalJusticeDegrees.org.
More than 2,500 people in the United States are currently serving sentences of life without possibility of parole for crimes committed as juveniles. Being locked up until one dies may guarantee that a offender never harms another member of society. But is depriving a child of all hope of rehabilitation and release morally, ethically and financially viable?