Miami Dade College’s North Campus to Host Wrongful Convictions Symposium Nov. 7

Miami, Oct. 30, 2017 Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus School of Justice will host the Causes, Consequences, and Remedies Associated with Wrongful Convictions on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  The symposium will feature a panel of experts to cover law enforcement strategies, crime lab protocol, prosecutorial responsibilities, the role of the defense attorney and the impact on victims and those who have been wrongfully convicted.  The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives will be present from the investigation, prosecution, and defense of criminal defendants. The panel will include: Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, state attorney at the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida; Herman Lindsay, Florida death row exoneree; Carlos Martinez, public defender at the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida; Nadja Schreiber Compo, Ph.D., co-director of Legal Psychology Graduate Program at Florida International University; Lori St. John, author and attorney; and Stephanie Stoiloff, senior police bureau commander at the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The renowned MDC’s School of Justice at the North Campus has been training and educating public safety professionals for the past 41 years, domestically and internationally. More than 80 percent of all public safety professionals in Miami-Dade County have been trained at the School of Justice. The school offers associates degrees in criminal justice, a Bachelor in Applied Science degree in public safety management with seven specialized tracks, college credit certificates in homeland security and crime scene technology, certifications in basic law enforcement, corrections and firefighter, and private security, and specialized executive leadership training and assessment services.

For more information, contact Sharon Plotkin, or Samantha Carlo,