THE PROBLEM OF WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS
April 22, 2014
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
1517 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Speaker: Prof. Richard Leo
University of San Francisco
Prof. Leo’s lecture abstract:
In this lecture, Dr. Leo will discuss: the history of the study of wrongful conviction in America, and generally what we know and do not know about miscarriages of justice; methodological, epistemological and conceptual problems that beset the study of wrongful conviction, and some implications of the shift from the study of actual innocence to the study of exonerations (which may or may not involve actual innocence) in recent years; the problem of interrogation-induced false confessions and recent research on its causes and consequences; and some policy reforms that seek to reduce both false confessions and, more generally, the problem of wrongful conviction.
Approved for 1.5 hours MCLE credit
Reception will follow lecture
Lecture will take place in 1517 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG, Building 214) on the UC Irvine campus.
The Newkirk Center for Science and Society
Center for Psychology and Law
Center for Law, Society and Culture
Department of Criminology, Law and Society
School of Law
at UC Irvine
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