How common are wrongful convictions in the legal system in the U.S. and other nations? What can be done to prevent this? Internationally recognized wrongful conviction expert Jeffrey Deskovic was finally exonerated by DNA after 16 years in prison for murder and rape. During this webinar, he will discuss his arrest and conviction—including his false confession, appeals, and eventual exoneration. He will also discuss false confessions in general, the psychological after-effects of wrongful imprisonment, the Commission on Prosecutor Conduct, discovery reform, bail reform, advocacy, his nonprofit organization, and International Wrongful Conviction Day.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.