University of Toledo College of Law presents
David A. Harris, Professor
of Law and Associate Dean for Research
of Pittsburgh School of Law
Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement
With almost 300 DNA-based
exonerations over two decades, there is now plenty of data about the basic
things that go wrong in eyewitness identifications, in suspect interrogations,
and in forensic science. The science concerning these issues is rigorous,
well documented, and replicated, says David Harris, the leading national authority on
Yet, with the exception of DNA, law
enforcement has not embraced this science. Most often, it has actively
resisted science. Harris’s lecture will explore why.
open to the public.
Harris’s new book Failed Evidence: Why
Law Enforcement Resists Science (NYU Press) will be available for purchase