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February 28, 2023

Quattrone Center Book Talk: Shielded By Joanna Schwartz

The Quattrone Center is hosting a book talk given by UCLA Law Professor Joanna Schwartz about her new book “Shielded: How the Police Became Untouchable.” “An urgent and definitive examination of how the legal system prevents accountability for police misconduct, from one of the country’s leading scholars on policing.”

October 13, 2022

Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU of Pennsylvania Annual Meeting: Defending Democracy

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, with the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, will host its annual meeting: Defending Democracy at Penn Carey Law School. The program will begin with a reception in the Penn Carey Law Courtyard at 5:30 pm, followed by programming in the Fitts Auditorium at 7:00 pm.

Gary Duncan

June 16, 2022

“A Crime on the Bayou” Screening & Q&A

As part of the Achieving Racial Justice series, and in commemoration of Juneteenth, the Quattrone Center and the Penn Carey Law Office of Equity & Inclusion present a screening of A Crime on the Bayou, a film by Nancy Buirski, followed by a Q&A featuring Gary Duncan (petitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana) and producer Brenda Robinson L ’03, moderated by Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center. Register here

Chris Fabricant

April 21, 2022

Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System

Join the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice for a book talk with author Chris Fabricant, Innocence Project’s Director of Strategic Litigation joined by Marissa Bluestine, Assistant Director of the Quattrone Center and Maria Cuellar, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Assistant Professor of Statistics and Data Science at the University of Pennsylvania. From CSI to forensic files to the celebrated reputation of the FBI crime lab, forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers. Juries put their faith in “expert witnesses” and innocent people have been executed as a result. Innocent people are on death row today, condemned by junk science. Lunch will be served. This event is open to University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff and students. Penn Law requires attendees to show a green PennOpen Pass and Penn ID when entering the building.

November 16, 2021

Interrogating Without Coercion: How police and policymakers are reforming interrogations to eliminate coercion and prevent false confessions

Coerced confessions are a blight on the criminal justice system. Coercive and unskilled police interrogations focused on obtaining a confession often lead to false confessions and fail to uncover reliable information.  Watch the recording here.