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Archive: October 2020

NEW: Duke Scientific Integrity Associate Interviews Brandon Garrett About Criminal Legal System

October 7, 2020

Emilia Chiscop-Head, Ph.D. and Scientific Integrity Associate at Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training (ASIST) recently caught up with Wilson Center Director Brandon Garrett about the criminal legal system, structural racism and policing reforms.

Brandon L. Garrett, JD is the … Continue Reading →

New Article from Garrett, Albright First to Explore Intersection of Law, Science of Eyewitness Evidence

August 24, 2020

Eyewitness evidence, used in tens of thousands of criminal cases each year, crucially depends on eyewitness memory, which is quite fallible. The potential inaccuracy of eyewitness memory has been long demonstrated by examples of misidentifications, including in cases of wrongful … Continue Reading →

Book Review – Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

July 31, 2020

The following book review of Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina by author Seth Kotch was written by Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett and posted on the Rutgers Newark site.

Today, … Continue Reading →

Upcoming Duke Event: Defund the Police – A Discussion and Q&A

July 24, 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett will moderate an event Saturday exploring the merits, issues, and trade-offs of defunding-to-reallocate budget initiatives.

Defund the Police movements have been around a long time, but have emerged again more prominently … Continue Reading →

Brandon Garrett among law professors across nation calling on Congress for police accountability

July 8, 2020

More than 300 law professors from across the country signed a letter last week calling on Congress to end qualified immunity and create vicarious liability for local government units when their officers violate people’s constitutional rights.

As stated in the … Continue Reading →