“Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice: A Challenge and Invitation” with Marvin Zalman – 3/28/17

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice:
A Challenge and Invitation

March 28, 2017
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
5105 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
(Building #214 on the campus map – http://uci.edu/visit/maps.php)

With guest speaker
Marvin Zalman
Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
Wayne State University

Should criminal justice and criminological research related to wrongful conviction be more extensive? What is innocence scholarship, how have criminologists and criminal justice researchers contributed to the study of wrongful convictions, and what are the paths forward?  Professor Zalman will discuss his recent article in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences on these topics.

Professor Zalman’s  research applies legal and social science approaches to exploring questions of justice in the administration of the criminal justice system. He has a longstanding interest in exploring the impact of the crime control process on civil liberties and the wrongful conviction of factually innocent people.


National Registry of Exonerations Welcome Celebration – 3/16/17

National Registry of Exonerations
Welcome Celebration

Please join the UCI Newkirk Center for Science & Society to welcome the arrival of the National Registry of Exonerations and honor our benefactors Denise Foderaro and Frank Quattrone.  The Registry is the the definitive repository of data about exonerations in the United States.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

2:30 p.m. – Panel Discussions
5:00 p.m. – Celebration Program

Livestream the event at https://livestream.com/accounts/867536/events/7109801

“(Un)Making a Murderer: Responses and Remedies for Wrongful Conviction” with Jon Eldan, 3/14/17

(Un)Making a Murderer: Responses and Remedies for Wrongful Conviction

With guest speaker
Jon Eldan
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.

“Executing Freedom” Book Discussion with Daniel LaChance – 3/9/17

Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
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.