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Innocence Project NZ 2007 Conference

Filed under: Events — JohnPotter @ 3:40 pm Sat 1st September 2007

I’m planning on going to an interesting-looking conference in December where my wife Felicity will be one of the presenters.

The Innocence Project New Zealand (IPNZ) is a joint venture between Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago. It was recently established as non-profit group of scientists, writers and lawyers aimed at investigating possible cases wrongful conviction in the New Zealand legal system.

The IPNZ has announced that registration for their first international conference is now open. It will be held at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, on 13th-15th December 2007.

The IPNZ Conference 2007 will offer a cross-disciplinary examination of scientific evidence in the courtroom. We are bringing together prominent scientists and legal experts whose work has influenced the criminal justice system. The conference is designed for lawyers, judges, politicians, policy makers, police, scientists, students and members of the general public: in short, everyone who has a stake in the integrity of the criminal justice system.

Speakers will include:

  • Prof. William Thompson (University of California, Irvine), an expert in DNA testing
  • Dr. Simon Cole (University of California, Irvine), an expert on fingerprint evidence
  • Jackie McMurtrie (University of Washington), a professor of law and director of the Innocence Project Northwest
  • Dr. Yvette Tinsley (Victoria University of Wellington), a Senior Lecturer in Law
  • Prof. Harlene Hayne (University of Otago), an expert in children’s memory
  • Prof. Neil Brewer (Flinders University), an expert in eyewitness identification procedures
  • Dr. Maryanne Garry (Victoria University of Wellington), an expert in human memory distortions
  • Christopher Stevenson (Barrister), a practicing Barrister in New Zealand
  • Assoc. Prof. Felicity Goodyear-Smith (University of Auckland), an expert in child sexual abuse

Registration is NZD$110.00 (NZD$35 for students) and is available from their website.

7 Responses to “Innocence Project NZ 2007 Conference”

  1. Alastair says:

    John, Could you contact me off Line please alastairlaing@slingshot.co.nz I may be able to assist your wife, I do not wish to name names on open group.

  2. julie says:

    This is so cool. And John, you are so cool. No person makes a huge impact without a parent who is at home caring for the family and the home. But you don’t just do that, do you? You also work from home and you also fight for father’s rights. And not just that but life is lonely being a father at home.

    Gosh, I know. Many husbands are afraid of the father who is the day to day caregiver. And that dear sir is not something you can change.

    But what can change is father’s groups. They can BE. Just as mother’s groups.

  3. dad4justice says:

    John’s wife , this is very encouraging for me to see a child sexual abuse expert will be attending the conference .I hope to be in attendance as it is a sensitive area. I have much to discuss on the sordid topic. Its strange being a full time care/angel protecter/ father to a 14 year old after an absence of six years .

  4. John Brett says:

    I look forward in anticipation to outcomes from this conference.
    I’m sure the “Peter Ellis Effect”will be mentioned:
    Men afraid to be near children for fear of false allegations.
    I voluntarily chose to forget my grandchildren because of the certainty that allegations would be made, and the high probability that conviction would follow. Many men would have similar stories.

  5. dad4justice says:

    I feel for Peter Ellis as Peter Burns has been called a sexual child abuser by Police , Judges , Lawyers , CYFS , vindictive family members and politicians and guess what they’re ALL F##KING WRONG !!!!!!!!!!

  6. dad4justice says:

    The blogger roger nome who is a Labour supporter and
    called Phillip John Mason has just posted this thread on kiwiblog insinuating that I am a child molester.
    These internet Helen Clark paid employees are depraved
    and beyond my comprehension. What low life’s.

  7. Hadi Akbari says:

    You read that shit!

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