Adolph (Adolf) Beck Case
Last revised December 10, 2019

The Adolph Beck case is an example of wrongful conviction due to mistaken identity. Beck was convicted in Britain of misdemeanor and felony offences by jury trial in 1896 and again by judge in 1904.

His wrongful conviction led to the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Case of Mr. Adolf Beck (1904), and the creation of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division in 1907.

 

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