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The Impact Of Minority Status On Wrongful Convictions: A Case Study Analysis Of Donald Marshall JR. And Leighton Hay

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posted on 2022-01-12, 19:01 authored by Jennifer SansaloneJennifer Sansalone
This major research paper outlines the relationship between minorities in Canada and their experience with wrongful convictions, highlighting the cases of Mi'Kmaq male Donald Marshall Junior and Black male Leighton Hay. It highlights systemic racism embedded in the criminal justice system, the communities where both men resided in. It highlights the differences in experiences by both Indigenous and Black people and similarities in their negative experience with the justice system through their wrongful conviction, due to their status as minorities.





  • Master of Arts


  • Criminology and Social Justice

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Graham Hudson