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Crisis in Criminal Justice

David Rudovsky

Mass Incarceration and the Impact of DNA Science on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:30 PM
Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, 6th Floor Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Open to the Public
Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899)

David Rudovsky, one of the nation's leading civil rights and criminal defense attorneys, will address two contentious issues in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. First, mass incarceration: the causes and implications of the unprecedented increase in the use of criminal sanctions, including racially disparate treatment. Second, the impact of DNA post-conviction testing beyond the exoneration of thousands of innocent, but convicted persons: what we have learned about wrongful convictions and measures that can be instituted to remedy systemic flaws in our criminal justice system.

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