Lettie Mary McSpadden

Northern Illinois University, Emerita
Political Science

929 W Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL
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I am currently working in the field of Law and Policy with emphasis on wrongful convictions.

McSpadden, Lettie. 2009. "Mistakes Were Made."
Abstract: This is in the field of criminal justice policy. It is an analysis of a true crime, the brutal rape and killing of a young girl and the subsequent railroading of three scapegoats. Because of the voluntary efforts of many attorneys in the Chicago area and DNA evidence, the men were exonerated and the real killer apprehended but only after the killing of two other victims. This case demonstrates every kind of police and prosecutorial misbehavior currently in the criminal justice field.
McSpadden, Lettie. 2006. "Industries Use of Courts: Litigation Strategies in Environmental Policy." Business and Environmental Policy. Michael and Sheldon Kamieniecki, eds. Boston, Mass: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.
Abstract: Kinds of legal cases corporations initiate to advance their interests in court. The percentage of success in these business cases as compared with government or public interest initiated cases.
McSpadden, Lettie. 2000. "Environmental Policy in the Courts." Environmental Policy. Norman Vig and Michael Kraft, eds. Washington D.C.: Congressional QuarterlyPress.

Substantive Focus:
Law and Policy SECONDARY
Environmental Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation SECONDARY