Law professor Daniel Medwed said he is conflicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA samples from people upon arrest, noting both the privacy concerns and the potential to solve cold cases.
The fourth event in Northeastern’s yearlong educational series on civic sustainability last Wednesday focused on suspect motivation, the importance of resilience, and the role of social media.
“Barriers to information and the prospect of a harsher sentence can lead the innocent to plead guilty,” according to law professor Daniel Medwed, who delivered the 49th annual Robert D. Klein Lecture.
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer. But this fair trail right is viewed as more aspirational than operational, according to law professor Daniel Medwed.
We asked experts in law, psychology, and criminology to examine last Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 20 children and seven adults.
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