Issues & Ideas - "Laws of Evidence: How sound forensic science policy can help prevent wrongful convictions" (January 18, 2018)

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The Innocence Project is a well-known nonprofit organization whose goal is to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. 46% of IP cases involved misapplied forensic science – meaning that a method, technique or analysis was conducted in error, in negligence, or was deliberately falsified. There have been 17 exonerations in the State of Michigan involving misapplied forensic science. Now, in partnership with the Reason Foundation, the Innocence Project is calling for improvements to forensic science and for better transparency and quality control in crime labs. Panelists from the Innocence Project and Reason will discuss how the application of forensic science to criminal prosecutions can be improved by policy change and public education.

WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  11:30 a.m.: Check-in and lunch available
  Noon to 1:00 p.m.: Program with Q&A
WHERE: Radisson at the Capitol
  111 N Grand Ave
  Lansing, MI 48933

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