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Just Multidisciplinary Teams Enhancing Conviction Integrity

A Just Science Podcast Episode
Patricia Powers, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas

In episode one of the Enhancing Conviction Integrity through Forensics mini-season, Just Science sat down with Patricia Powers, an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas to discuss the concept of conviction integrity and how practitioners can utilize a multidisciplinary team around them.

Attorneys, law enforcement agents, advocates, medical professionals, and crime laboratory staff all play crucial roles as a case navigates from the crime scene to the courtroom. Allied professionals lean on one another to ensure all perspectives are heard and have the best interest of a victim or family in mind. Listen along as Patricia Powers dives deep into the relationships of these allied professionals and how having a formalized case review process can assist in maintaining the integrity of a conviction.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Date Published: July 8, 2022