Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice
Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice

Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice

San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, California, 2006

Description

The Tainted Trials, Stolen Justice series began with a reporter’s exploration of errors in criminal cases in Santa Clara County, California. This wide-ranging investigation of three years of criminal trials showed significant errors in every part of the system: judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors and the appeals court. The graphics in this series broke down the numbers, the effects and individual cases. They represent an unheralded level of information and reporting. We show what this important story is; we don’t tell. This series resulted in the release of a number of wrongfully convicted people and substantial reforms to the Santa Clara County criminal-justice system, and affected the race for District Attorney. 

Juror Notes

“Tremendous effort. Visuals undoubtedly increase the audience for the series, shining a light on the arcane details of the justice process precisely where it was tampered with.”

Collections: AIGA 365: 28 (2007)
Discipline: Information design
Format: Information graphic, Diagrams, Chart

Credits

Design firm
San Jose Mercury News
Creative director
Matt Mansfield
Art director
Jonathon Berlin
Designer
Shan Carter
Illustrator
Doug Griswold
Editor
James H. Robinson
Writer
Fredric Tulsky
Paper
Newsprint
Typefaces
Griffith Gothic, Miller Roman
Client
San Jose Mercury News
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