3Qs: When true crime becomes a pop culture phenomenon

On Wednesday, the man whose con­vic­tion was pro­filed on the hugely pop­ular “Serial” pod­cast, returns to court for a post-​​conviction hearing. Here, law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed, an expert in wrongful con­vic­tions, says that “Serial” and Making a Mur­derer have high­lighted some of the chief flaws in our crim­inal jus­tice system. But he also says that he is dis­mayed by how the pro­grams pre­sented their cases.

Law professor named to Mass. SJC eyewitness committee

Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and a renowned scholar on the topic of wrongful con­vic­tions, has been appointed a member of a new Standing Com­mittee on Eye­wit­ness Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion by the Mass­a­chu­setts Supreme Judi­cial Court.