Actual Innocence & Wrongful Convictions - A Deep Dive
In 2020 and 2021, The Center for American and International Law interviewed some of the leading experts in the Innocence Movement from across the country for a new video series. This unique collection of recordings will allow the public to take a deep dive into this subject matter at their own pace and bring those expert guest speakers directly to any classroom, office, or precinct by video.
Access to the recordings is free. The recordings will be released on a weekly basis, starting the week of August 23. You will receive an email with a link to the available recorded programs within one business day after your registration is confirmed. Please contact Vickie Adams if you have any questions.
This very special program is intended to help educate members of the public about wrongful convictions and actual innocence. It was funded by a grant from the Sumners Foundation.
Topics in the series:
- John Grisham on Innocence
- The History of Wrongful Convictions, Professor Jules Epstein, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA
- The Innocence Movement, Professor Keith A. Findley, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI
- Eyewitness Identification and Law Enforcement, Chief William G. Brooks, III, Norwood Police Department, Norwood, MA
- Forensic Science, Lynn Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission, Austin, TX
- The Science of Eyewitness Identification, Professor Jules Epstein, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, PA and Professor Nancy K. Steblay, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
- Prosecutorial Misconduct, Professor Ellen Yaroshefsky, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- Jailhouse Informants, Christine Mumma, NC Center on Actual Innocence, Durham, NC
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, Marissa Bluestine, The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Philadelphia, PA and Carl Rosin, Radnor Township School District, Radnor, PA
- Juvenile Coerced and False Confessions, Professor Steven Drizin, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL
- Women’s Exonerations, Professor Andrea Lewis Hartung, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL
- Wrongful Convictions in Smaller Crimes, Rebecca Jacobstein, Committee for Public Counsel Services, MA, Daniel Marx, Fick & Marx LLP, Boston, MA, and Luke Ryan, Northampton, MA
- Preventing Errors in the Criminal Justice System, Marissa Bluestine, The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Philadelphia, PA and John Hollway, The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, Philadelphia, PA