"False confessions are one of the leading factors contributing to the conviction of innocent people in the United States. As DNA evidence has exonerated hundreds of people, the role of false confessions has also been brought to light. Why do innocent people confess? How often does this occur? Is there a pattern to false confessions?
Hamill Family Chair Professor of Law and Social Psychology Richard A. Leo will address these questions and more. Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods ’96 will expand on Professor Leo’s presentation with questions of his own, while sharing examples from his work in Alameda County to bring the reality of false confessions home for our community."
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Presentation: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
Reception: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: USF School of Law Campus, Zief Law Library, Terrace Room
Cost: Free. Please register by April 9.
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