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April 14, 2021

Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Exposing the Flaws in Forensics

The Quattrone Center invites you attend a talk with author Brandon Garrett on his new book “Autopsy of a Crime Lab: Exposing the Flaws in Forensics.” This book exposes the imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions. He will be joined by Dr. Itiel Dror, University College London and Maneka Sinha, University of Maryland Carey School of Law. Register here

911 call center

January 27, 2021

Rescuing 911:  Opportunities for Reform in Police Dispatch

Amid ongoing calls for reform to address systemic racism in our communities, our 911 operators continue to receive about 500,000 calls each day. These operators are the first of our first responders. The information they gather, what they transmit, and the way they transmit it can have a meaningful impact on how police respond to calls for help from our communities. And as the recent killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia shows, the manner in which police get dispatched to an encounter with a community member can critically shape how it ends. Register here

Dr. Yusef Salaam

January 12, 2021

Seeing Us, and Hearing Our Voices: A Criminal Justice Conversation with Yusef Salaam and John Legend

The Quattrone Center is proud to host an online conversation with world-famous recording artist and criminal justice reform advocate, John Legend and member of the Exonerated Five, Dr. Yusef Salaam. They will be discussing new directions in criminal justice reform and how their reform efforts reflect this year’s dramatic shift in national focus towards racial justice. Register here