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Laura Nirider from “Wrongful Convictions: False Confessions”

Short cut with Laura Nirider

We’re joined on the Starline by a clinical assistant professor of law. Laura Nirider is also co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. You’ve seen her clients in the Netflix Global series “Making a Murderer.”

Let’s go Beyond the Mic how did you first discover your passion of justice?

Your podcast “Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions” started Season 2 examining convictions of people due to their own words. How easy is it and have the police tripped you up? Make it where you say something wrong in an interrogation?

This year on “Wrongful Conviction” you are tackling the Norfolk Four. Police obtained a false confession and he served time. Later DNA cleared him. They went after another sailor, DNA cleared him and so on. How often does this happen?

One of the things that confused me is how many minors caught in false confessions. I always thought that a minor would need a parent or someone there looking after their interests.

Junk Science, Fingerprints, Misapplied evidence, cases you won’t believe until you hear it on Wrongful Conviction, where can people find your podcast?

I want to ask you a million dollar question, you might not have the answer but I need to know what is justice to you?

Have you found the next generation of you? The student who has been inspired they are the future for justice.

Her podcast Wrongful Conviction: False Confessions is out now, we thank Laura Nirider for talking with us today.

And that my friends, is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin
Laura Nirider and Steve Drizin

Visit their podcast where ever you get your podcasts or HERE

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