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Victim Impact Evidence, Gruesome Photos, and Evidentiary Discourse: Reconsidering the Probative, the Prejudicial, and the Emotional

Event Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2013

Victim Impact Evidence, Gruesome Photos, and Evidentiary Discourse: Reconsidering the Probative, the Prejudicial, and the Emotional

The term "emotion" crops up frequently in the law of evidence, and it nearly always precedes a judgement that the contested evidence is irrelevant or unduly prejudicial.

Susan Band, Centennial Distinguished Professor, DePaul University College, of Law, will explore that question: the admissibility of gruesome crime scene photos, and the admissibility of verbal victim impact statements and video victim impact statements at capital sentencing hearings.

Sponsored by UCI's Center in Law, Society and Culture: Department of Criminology, Law & Society and School of Law

Monday, May 6th 12-1PM UC Irvine School of Law Room 3500

Spaces are limited so please RSVP Nix McCoy nmccoy@law.uci.edu by Wed, May 1st.

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