Wilson Center researchers recently joined Nicholas Scurich, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Vice Chair of the Department of Psychological Science at the University of California in Irvine, to explain their findings about lay jurors perceptions of forensic evidence.… Continue Reading →
The Wilson Center for Science and Justice has signed on to a letter to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure at the Administrative Office of the United States Courts calling for the use of only sound scientific evidence … Continue Reading →
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 →
By: Brandon L. Garrett
Today we celebrate international Wrongful Convictions Day, for the sixth time. In those years, we have seen exonerations mount in the U.S. and around the world. New laws directed at recognizing claims of innocence, preserving and … 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 →
Is forensic science in the courtroom as trustworthy as it seems?
Not always, according to a new report co-authored by Duke Center for Science and Justice Research Director William Crozier.
“Faulty forensic science sometimes makes its way into the courtroom … Continue Reading →