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Wrongfully Convicted Women

RSE_EVENT_HOSTER: Christopher Boadt
RSE_EVENT_OWNER Boadt.Christopher
RSE_EVENT_STARTS_MESSAGE RSE_APRIL 28, 2013 8:30PM
RSE_EVENT_ENDS_MESSAGE RSE_APRIL 28, 2013 10:30PM
RSE_EVENT_LOCATION: Lake Forest College Holt Memorial Chapel - 555 N Sheridan Road
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Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.

PUBLIC  WELCOME  —  FREE

Lake Forest College, Middle Campus
Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel
555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest

1 hour General CLE (non-traditional)

Women fighting wrongful convictions face special challenges. Viewed as society’s caregivers, women charged with heinous crimes (murder, arson, or sexual abuse) are particularly reviled. There is typically no DNA evidence in cases with female defendants, making their convictions harder to overturn. Natural or accidental deaths can be mistaken for murder, and indeed, according to the National Registry of Exonerations, over half of female  exonerees were convicted for what turned out to be no crime at all.  You will learn about the newly formed Women’s Project of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University.

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