(Un)Making a Murderer: Responses and Remedies for Wrongful Conviction
With guest speaker
Director, After Innocence
March 14, 2017
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom B
Jon Eldan is an attorney in Oakland, California. He founded After Innocence in 2015, after more than a decade of volunteer work on behalf of exonerees after release. After Innocence provides more than 400 exonerees with one-on-one, start-to-finish help with accessing and making good use of health care and public benefits, and legal services, and also advocates for the passage of laws that provide exonerees with meaningful compensation and re-entry support. His work has been profiled in recent articles by The Marshall Project and Berkeley Law, and he was recently named an Emerson Fellow.
Date: March 9, 2017
Location: Social Ecology I 112
In Executing Freedom, Daniel LaChance explores how the revival of the death penalty in the 1970s and its overwhelming popularity in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s was part of a larger story about freedom in the United States since World War II.
Daniel LaChance is an Assistant Professor of History and Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Law and the Humanities at Emory University. His work examines the sources, meaning, and effects of the “punitive turn” in the United States, the ratcheting up of incarceration and other forms of harsh punishment in the late 20th century.
This event is presented by UCI’s Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Society, and Culture, the Department of History, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.
More information: http://cls.soceco.uci.edu/event/daniel-lachance-executing-freedom-book-talk
RSVP at http://cls.soceco.uci.edu/webforms/rsvp-daniel-lachance-booktalk
by March 2, 2017.
The Newkirk Center for Science and Society is now the primary home of the National Registry of Exonerations, a collaborative project with the University of Michigan School of Law and Michigan State University School of Law.
The mission of the National Registry of Exonerations is to provide comprehensive information on exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in order to prevent future false convictions by learning from past errors. The Registry collects, analyzes and disseminates information about all known exonerations of innocent criminal defendants in the U.S. from 1989 to the present.
Learn more about the Registry
Explore the National Registry’s website and database
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