Type: Public event

Child abuse evidence: New perspectives from law, medicine, psychology and statistics

Date & time

Nov 6, 2015, 9:00 am-5:00 pm EST


This event is free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register for this event, go to: http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/npcae/

This syposium will address the challenges of detecting child abuse and the problems of bias, wrongful confessions, incorrect medical diagnoses, and gaps in the evidence base. The speakers will include:

Introduction by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack

Patrick Barnes, Professor of Pediatric Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Center

Richard Leo, Hamill Family Chair Professor of Law and Social Psychology, University of San Francisco

Keith Maddox, Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University and Director of the Tufts University Social Cognition Lab

Sam Sommers, Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

Peter Aspelin, Professor of Medical Radiology, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Maria Cuellar, Ph.D. Student in Statistics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Steve Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Kate Judson, Innocence Network Fellow at University of Wisconsin Law

This event is co-sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, LSA Dean's Office, the School of Law, the ADVANCE Project, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Program in Science, Technology, and Society.

For more information, please visit http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/npcae/.