"Although a number of writers have discussed the problem and consequences of convicting the innocent and sentencing them to death, the authors of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence take an interesting and decisively different approach in explaining the current state of the death penalty in the United States."
- Priscilla H. M. Zotti, Law and Politics Review
In theory, most Americans continue to support the death penalty. But since 1996, death sentences in America have declined more than 60 percent. The discovery of innocence, and the acknowledgment of fallibility of our justice system, may spell the end of capital punishment in America.