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 →
Last week was Post-doctoral Fellow Karima Modjadidi’s last at the Duke Law Center for Science and Justice, and soon she will start working at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) in Durham.
Modjadidi has been a fellow at the Center for … Continue Reading →
A new CSAFE study by Duke Center for Science and Justice Director Brandon Garrett, Research Director William Crozier and Towson University’s Jeff Kukucka was released online in late July and will appear in the October issue of Forensic Science International.… Continue Reading →
The Duke Service Effectiveness Research Program in the Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate to join their research team.
The candidate will work under the supervision of senior faculty members (and Duke … Continue Reading →
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed down the six students who worked with the Duke Center for Science and Justice this summer.
The summer fellowships and internships at the Center provide students an opportunity to learn new information and hone their … Continue Reading →
The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) funded a Duke Center for Science and Justice Study that reveals the impact of forensic evidence on jurors.
The article “Error Rates, Likelihood Ratios, and Jury Evaluation of Forensic Evidence” … Continue Reading →
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 →
This week’s Duke Center for Science and Justice Crim Works in Progress webinar featured a presentation by Paul Heaton on his work about how enhanced public defense can improve pretrial outcomes and reduce racial disparities.
Heaton, Faculty at the University … Continue Reading →
While people across the nation took to the streets to protest the brutal police killing of George Floyd, lawmakers responded by introducing a series of police reform policies.
To date, there have been at least 78 pieces of police reform-related … Continue Reading →
Several Duke Law faculty spoke last week about the current state of policing throughout the United States, with an emphasis on how policies and biases impact communities of color.
Dean Kerry Abrams hosted the conversation with Brandon L. Garrett, the … Continue Reading →
The federal government was set this week to carry out its first execution in nearly 17 years, but a U.S. District Court judge in Washington has intervened.
Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to delay the executions … Continue Reading →
Dr. William Crozier has permanently joined the Duke Center for Science and Justice as the new Research Director after working for about two years as a post-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Crozier received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Penn State before … Continue Reading →