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Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

Crisis in Criminal Justice

Mass Incarceration and the Impact of DNA Science on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions
Theo van Rysselberghe, Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes a Picquart (1899), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center

Tuesday, May 16, 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.

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