Wrongfully Convicted Women
RSE_HOSTED_BY Christopher Boadt
RSE_START_EVENT RSE_APRIL 28, 2013 8:30PM
RSE_END_EVENT RSE_APRIL 28, 2013 10:30PM
RSE_AT_LOCATION Lake Forest College Holt Memorial Chapel
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 3:30 p.m.
PUBLIC WELCOME — FREE
Lake Forest College, Middle Campus
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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