Mass Incarceration and the Impact of DNA Science on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 5:30 PM
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.