LA Roundtable #83: Guilty Or Innocent? - Getting It Right - Jun 16, 2013

Imagine spending years in prison for a crime that you didn’t commit. It does happen. Thanks to the work of the California Innocence Project and other organizations, convicts around the country are have their cases re-examined. Many of them are being found innocent and are being given their freedom.
This program explores why some people are wrongly convicted, and what can be done to guarantee that it doesn’t happen.  Guests include Michael Schwartz, Special Assistant District Attorney in the Ventura County DA’s office; Dan Simon, professor of law and psychology at USC and the author of “In Doubt: The Psychology of the Criminal Justice System”; and Alexander Simpson, Legal Director of the California Innocence Project.