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Why Are We Sending Innocent People to Prison?: The Double Edged Sword of DNA
The discovery of DNA has not only made it possible to convict the guilty, it has also resulted in discovering the awful errors of our criminal justice system. Almost 1,800 people serving time in prison have been exonerated – they are in fact innocent of the crime. Who are they and how did this happen? Last year alone 5 people were exonerated while waiting on death row to be executed. This lecture explores how these innocent people ended up in prison and what changes need to be made to prevent such miscarriages of justice in the future. The Hon. Donald E. Shelton directs the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program at UM-Dearborn.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 11/01/2017
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd, Suite C,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Shelton Donald
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED