RIT Department of Criminal Justice
RIT College of Liberal Arts
RIT Department of Psychology
New York State Defenders Association
The Innocence Project
Jennifer Dysart, PhD.
Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College
Bennett Gershman, JD
Professor of Law, Pace School of Law
Saul Kassin, PhD.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, John Jay College
Peter Neufeld, JD
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Innocence Project
Karen Newirth, JD
Eyewitness Identification Litigation Fellow, Innocence Project
Hon. Eugene F. Pigott
Associate Judge, New York Court of Appeals
This one-day conference will be organized around a central question: What can be done to reduce wrongful convictions? The conference will feature provocative and challenging presentations by experts in false confessions, eyewitness identifications, litigation issues, as well as a first-hand account from an exoneree.
|1||Examine the factors that most frequently contribute to wrongful convictions, including research explaining the occurrence of misidentification and false confession;|
|2||Examine individual cases of possible wrongful convictions to ascertain both what contributed to the problems in the prosecution of those cases and to determine what can be done to avoid similar problems in the future;|
|3||Examine proposed changes in the criminal justice system that might reduce wrongful convictions.|
6.5 CLE Credits
MCLE – NYSDA has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York (2010-2013). This transitional/non-transitional program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 6.5 credit hours 1 of which can be applied toward Ethics and Professionalism. No CLE credit may be earned for repeat attendance at any accredited CLE activity within any one reporting cycle. Tuition assistance for financial hardship is available.