As a service to its alumni and friends, the College of Law is happy to provide free CLE credits during the 2013-2014 academic year as it provides a wonderful opportunity to use the facility and reconnect. While we are able to offer the CLE course to Alumni of the College at no cost, all other attendees will be asked to pay a $20 fee at the door, exact change is required. All attendees are responsible for costs related to parking. For more information on where to park, please see below.
The Effects of Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System
The Student Innocence Project presents:
Speaker: Stacy Anderson, President of the Nebraska Innocence Project
DATE: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm
College of Law, Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Since the late 1980s, DNA analysis has helped identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent nationwide. While DNA testing was developed through extensive scientific research at top academic centers, many other forensic techniques have never been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation. Meanwhile, forensics techniques that have been properly validated are sometimes improperly conducted or inaccurately conveyed in trial testimony. In some cases, forensic analysts have fabricated results or engaged in other misconduct. All of these problems constitute unvalidated or improper forensic science, which is the second-greatest contributor to wrongful convictions that have been overturned with DNA testing.