Drift Theory and the David Milgaard Case
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This paper discusses `neutralization' or drift theory in relation to a well known Canadian false conviction. The paper centers on a popular nonfiction account of the Milgaard case in Canada in which a youthful deviant who was known to police was false indicted and convicted of a sex-murder in Saskatoon in 1969, serving 22 years before a new investigation that cleared him. The writer presents a reflection on drift theory as explaining Milgaard's early life situation distinguishing him rather completely from the person eventually found guilty of the crime concerned.
From the Paper:"It refers to a popular non-fiction account from which more than one film has been made. Carl Karp and Cecil Rosner's When Justice Fails - the David Milgaard Story was produced for a popular readership, explaining in some detail how a typical quasi-delinquent of a certain location, background and belonging to a certain generation served 22 years in penitentiaries for a sex murder he did not commit. (1998) The book is detailed but is very sensational in its ..."
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