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Just the Law Enforcement Perspective on Conviction Integrity

A Just Science Podcast Episode
Jim Markey, Senior Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International

In episode three of the Enhancing Conviction Integrity through Forensics mini-season, Just Science sat down with Jim Markey, a Senior Research Public Health Analyst with RTI International to discuss the critical role of law enforcement in maintaining the integrity of a conviction.

Law enforcement officers are oftentimes the “gatekeeper” of information on any given case, including details about the crime, the status of evidence being tested, and even whereabouts of a suspect or victim. Working alongside their allied professionals, officers certainly bring an important perspective to the process. Listen along as Jim Markey dives deep into the details of a law enforcement officer’s relationship with attorneys, clearance rates, and how agencies can enhance their relationship within the community.

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

Date Published: July 22, 2022