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.