Barry Scheck

Cofounder of the Innocence Project discusses criminal justice reforms. Houston, Texas, Wortham Center, November 18, 2013.

SHORT. We can't accept the high risk of executing innocent people. 2:26

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Barry Scheck | November 18, 2013 | Wortham Center | The Progressive Forum


Barry Scheck is the cofounder and codirector of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization created to exonerate the wrongly convicted and reform the criminal justice system. He created an international civil rights movement. His reforms affect tens of thousands of defense cases a year, and he’s spawned Innocence Projects around the world. Scheck and Peter Neufield pioneered the use of DNA evidence in court and founded the Innocence Project in 1992. The Innocence Project also encourages reforms in the criminal justice system, such as eyewitness identifications, interrogation methods, and forensic science research. Scheck is a partner in the law firm Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin, specializing in civil rights and constitutional litigation. He is the author of several books, including Actual Innocence: When Justice Goes Wrong and How to Make It Right (2003), written with Peter Neufeld and journalist Jim Dwyer. Scheck is a Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Before joining the faculty of Cardozo, he worked for three years as a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society in New York City. He attended Yale University as an undergraduate before earning his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. This past speaker page shares his podium presentation as well as the Q&A.

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Texas Innocence Network 

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Berg and Androphy

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