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.
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.
Law professor Daniel Medwed, an expert in criminal law and criminal procedure, said he doesn’t expect the “affluenza” defense — referring to a case in Texas that made national headlines last week – to become “affluential” in legal circles.
Northeastern University law school professor Daniel Givelber, an expert in criminal law, assesses the controversial jury verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial.