Errors of Impunity

Errors of impunity are a term used in Brian Forst’s book Errors of Justice and in Robert Bohm’s introduction to a special edition of The Journal of Criminal Justice on miscarriages of justice. Forst separates errors of impunity into two groups. The first group is made up of those that are like car accidents: the community may be able to do more to stop them, but usually prefers to judge them beyond the reach of the criminal justice method to do so.