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Anatomy of a Wrongful Conviction

Monday, December 13, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Moderated by: Boston Municipal Court Judge Myong Joun

This evening program for Massachusetts judges will explore common factors that lead to Wrongful Convictions. Our panel of experts will share information on why some are convicted of crimes they did not commit and how wrongful convictions may be prevented in the criminal justice system.

Attendees will learn best practices for judges addressing post-conviction or post-adjudication motions in cases in which an adult or juvenile is alleged to have been unjustly convicted. This program will present a unique opportunity for judges to hear how to improve accuracy in all criminal cases.

Panelists:

Professor Brandon L. Garrett
L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law & Director
Wilson Center for Science and Justice
Duke University School of Law

Radha Natarajan, Esq.
Executive Director
New England Innocence Project


Professor Brandon L. Garrett
Brandon L. Garrett is the L. Neil Williams Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, where he directs the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. He is the author of Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Exposing the Flaws in Forensics, Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations, and End of Its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice. A more detailed bio is available here.

Radha Natarajan, Esq.
After 12 years as a public defender Radha joined the New England Innocence Project bringing her litigation skills, compassion and a fierce determination to bring an end to wrongful convictions. Nationally recognized as an expert in eyewitness identification, Radha applies the lessons learned in the reform of eyewitness identification to other flawed uses of forensic sciences. She provides trainings across the country to the judiciary, the defense bar, prosecutors and law enforcement.

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Date:
Monday, December 13, 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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