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The Round Table Seminar on Forensic Science and Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice was successfully held


At 2:30 pm on January 10, 2019, the roundtable seminar on " Forensic Science and Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice " was held in Room 725, Mingde Law Building. Associate Professor Cheng Lei of the Law School of Renmin University of China presided over the seminar. Many students from our school attended the meeting.

US guests attending the conference included: Maxwell Christopher Fabricant, Director of Strategic Litigation for the American Innocence Program, Simon Ablon Cole, Professor of Criminology, School of Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, and Ira Belkin, Executive Director, Institute of Asian American Law, New York University School of Law, Gao Yuan, Yin Chi, Liu Chao, and Clayton-Greene Allen, members of the research team of the Institute of Asian American Law at the New York University Law School. Chinese guests attending the conference included: Professor Li Xuejun from the Criminal Law Science Research Center of Renmin University of China, Professor Guo Hua from the School of Law of the Central University of Finance and Economics, Professor Wu Hongyao from the China University of Political Science and Law, Professor Hu Jinian, Director of the Law and Psychiatry Research Center, China University of Political Science and Law, Associate Professor Zhou Xin from the School of Law, Guangzhou University of Foreign Studies, Mao Lixin from Beijing Shangquan Law Office, Professor Zhu Weiyi from China University of Political Science and Law, and Associate Professor Chen Yang from the School of Advanced Translation, Tianjin Foreign Studies University.

Speakers at the conference included Maxwell Christopher Fabricant and Professor Simon Ablon Cole, who together introduced the history of American identification science, wrong cases and reform efforts.

After the introduction of presenters, Professor Wu Hongyao of the China University of Political Science and Law summarized this. He introduced the corresponding innocence plan in China and the utilization issue of physical evidence. Associate Professor Zhou Xin of the Law School of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies shared the current status of the identification science in Guangdong, including the identification of several case areas and case characteristics.

Mr. Fabricant, Professor Guo Jinian, and Mao Lixin also made wonderful summaries of the meeting and shared their feelings. The students also actively asked questions and had an in-depth exchange with the guests on the topic of identification science.

Finally, Mr. Ira Belkin summed up and thanked Yin Zhi, a member of the New York University's Asian American Law Research Center team, for his work on the China case database, and also looked forward to the establishment of the database. At the same time, he also thanked Renmin University of China Law School and Professor Cheng Lei for his invitation. Mr. Ira Belkin also expressed his deep gratitude to speakers for their wonderful introduction and the team members' efforts in the seminar. The roundtable seminar came to a close with warm applause. After the meeting, the participants discussed the relevant issues. The enthusiasm for the discussion did not cool down with the end of the meeting. We look forward to the identification of science and criminals between China and the United States. There is further dialogue and cooperation in other areas of the procedural law to jointly advance the development of science and criminal justice.


(Editor: KANG Bingguo)