Making a murderer: the real story
Wrongful convictions can and do happen – it's a sad fact of the Australian legal system. 'Innocence projects' including Not Guilty: the Sydney Exoneration Project, seek social justice for those unjustly convicted. Celine, founder of Not Guilty, presents a real-life case where (unintentional) mistakes, by eyewitnesses, police, prosecutors, and other experts led to a person spending more than four years in jail for a crime they did not commit. She then asks: what can we do to prevent future miscarriages of justice?
Celine van Golde is an associate lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. Her research focusses on the reliability of eyewitness memory in children and adults, specifically, how interviewing techniques in forensic settings, such as those used by police, lawyers and judges can affect memory accuracy. Last year she founded ‘Not Guilty; the Sydney Exoneration Project’, a psychology and law research program that reviews cases of possible wrongful convictions. Not Guilty seeks justice for wrongfully convicted inmates while providing a unique educational experience where students can apply the knowledge acquired during their courses.
6:00 PM @ bristol arms
(81 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000)
* Entrance over 18