"Picking Cotton" and the Perils of Eyewitness Identification

January 13, 2015

Please join the American Constitution Society, the Center for Law, Race, and Politics, and the Duke Law Innocence Project for a discussion with Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton, co-authors of the award-winning book "Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption," which focuses on Thompson's mistaken identification of Cotton as the perpetrator of her rape, and his subsequent wrongful conviction and incarceration. Also joining this panel will be Duke Law professor Neil Vidmar, who offers a scientific perspective on the evidentiary issues presented by cross-racial eyewitness identification.