USALI Visits East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL)

As part of our work on preventing and redressing wrongful convictions, the U.S.-Asia Law Institute partnered with NYU Law Professor Erin E. Murphy, a nationally recognized expert on DNA typing, whose research focuses on technology and DNA evidence and whose work has been cited multiple times by the Supreme Court. On this trip to China she shared  findings and research of her newly published book, Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA. We also invited University of Virginia Professor Brandon Garrett, whose research interests include criminal procedure and wrongful convictions to name a few. During his time in China he also presented on the findings of his 2011 book, Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong. We believe the depth and breadth to our two experts’ experience and research offer new insights into the possible development of mechanisms that could improve the prevention and redressing of wrongful convictions. Among their travels, Professor Murphy and Garrett visited East China Normal University of Political Science and Law for a lecture and roundtable session which you see here.