This week, the National Registry of Exonerations released two new reports. Read them at:
Exonerations in 2016
Race and Wrongful Convictions
A PROJECT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE NEWKIRK CENTER FOR SCIENCE & SOCIETY,
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL & MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
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
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
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 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.