The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology is proud to partner with the Center on Wrongful Convictions and announce the upcoming Conviction Integrity Conference, a groundbreaking event that will bring together members of the law enforcement and criminal justice reform communities to discuss the critical issue of conviction integrity review. The Conference will consist of three panels featuring prominent representatives of the prosecutorial, judicial, and innocence movement communities.
12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
12:50 – 1:50 p.m.
Alan Beaman | Exoneree | Rockford, IL
Honorable Paul P. Biebel Jr. | Presiding Judge | Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
Thomas Breen | Former Assistant Cook County State's Attorney
Keith Findley | Professor, University of Wisconsin School of Law | Co-Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project
1:50 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Anita Alvarezǀ State's Attorney ǀ Cook County, IL
Michael Nerheim | State's Attorney | Lake County, IL
Kenneth Thompson | District Attorney | Kings County (Brooklyn), NY
David Angel | District Attorney and head of the District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit | Santa Clara County
Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. | Special Counsel to the District Attorney, Kings County (Brooklyn), NY, Conviction Review Unit | Professor, Harvard Law School
Jose Torres | Assistant Prosecutor and head of Prosecutor's Conviction Integrity Unit | Cuyahoga County
Russell Wilson II | Special Fields Bureau Chief and head of the District | Dallas County
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Penny Beerntsen | Sexual assault survivor | Eyewitness error
John Malooly | Former ATF fire investigator | Arson and fire science
Jim Trainum | Former DC homicide detective | False confessions
Deborah Tuerkheimer | Professor, Northwestern University School of Law | Shaken Baby Syndrome; abusive head trauma
Co-Sponsors Jenner & Block Justice Council of the Center on Wrongful Convictions
This event does require pre-registration, please register here.
For information about JCLC's previous Symposium, Champion of Justice, please click here.