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When Technology Meets Criminal Justice

Joseph Giarratano

On November 8, the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology hosted its symposium, From Investigation to Incarceration, which took a hard look at how science and technology are used in the different stages of the criminal justice system.

The first panel centered on concerns such as privacy in a time of enhanced surveillance and DNA technologies.

The second panel delved into the psychological effects of long-term confinement and how technological improvements have affected our prisons.

Between discussions, keynote speaker Joseph Giarratano, a Virginia man whose death sentence was commuted based on DNA and forensic evidence, spoke about how he challenged the system as an inmate turned scholar and advocate.

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