Conference to Feature Experts on Forensic Science and Criminal Justice
The upcoming sixth annual Forensic Science and Law Conference, Justice for All, will feature more than 40 national experts discussing causes of and solutions to wrongful convictions. Former FBI Director William Sessions, Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, acclaimed forensic scientist Henry Lee, and DNA exonerees Kirk Bloodsworth and Thomas Doswell are among those who will offer presentations during the April 20-22 event at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. "The waves of exonerations in this country based on forensic scientific advances have dramatically altered the climate for criminal justice reform in this country and made paramount the need for reforms to both harness the growing potential and address the limitations of forensic science in meting out justice for all," noted John T. Rago, an assistant professor of law at Duquesne University and executive director of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Scientific Law, institutions that will co-host the event with the Washington-DC based organization The Justice Project.