Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science

Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
McQuade Law Auditorium
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Law Events
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Rachel Phipps
419-530-2628

The University of Toledo College of Law presents

David A. Harris, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research

University of Pittsburgh School of Law


Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science

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 racial profiling.

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.

 

Free and open to the public.

Pizza provided!

Professor Harris’s new book Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (NYU Press) will be available for purchase and signature.

 

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