Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture
Crisis in Criminal Justice
Mass Incarceration and the Impact of DNA Science
on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:30 PM

Theo van Rysselberghe, Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes a Picquart (1899), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center
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.

Watch the video of the lecture by David Rudovsky
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)