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 biography
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
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Rape Complainant Credibility and the Forensic Medical Exam: Uneasy Interactions between Law & Medicine
Speaker: Dr. Rose Corrigan
Visiting Associate Researcher
Department of Criminology, Law and Society, UCI
Associate Professor, Department of History & Politics and Director Women’s Studies Program, Drexel University
April 28, 2014
Location: Social and Behavior Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Co-sponsored by The Newkirk Center for Science and Society
The second edition of this important book is now available.
The original idea for the book evolved from a 2003 program on climate change that was organized by The Newkirk Center. All proceeds from the book benefit the Newkirk Center.
Book editors are Joseph DiMento (past director of the Newkirk Center) and Pamela Doughman.
SAVE THE DATE
Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series
THE TRANSFORMATIVE MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT OF 1999 AND CALIFORNIA’S MARINE PROTECTED AREAS
May 28, 2014
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering
The fifteenth conference in the Toward a Sustainable 21st Century Series will focus on the present status and future challenges of the transformative Marine Life Protection Act of 1999.
More details TBA
Application information for 2014 awards is available !
DEADLINE for applications is May 2, 2014 at noon.
For details on applying for the award and to rsvp for the information session, see our Students page.
Spotlight on past award recipients: Yitong Wang and Jesse Catlin received the 2014 CW Park Young Contributor Award for the best Journal of Consumer Psychology article for work funded by their 2010 Newkirk Fellowship. Read the article