Faculty Notes Alafair S. Burke, Professor of Law and Hofstra Research Fellow

Published on September 27, 2016 | by LawNews

Prof. Alafair Burke Delivers Keynote Address to Texas District & County Attorneys Association

Professor Alafair S. Burke was the keynote speaker to more than 1,000 prosecutors on Sept. 21, 2016, at the “Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update” of the Texas District & County Attorneys Association in Galveston, Texas.

Her lecture, “Lessons from Cognitive Science: The Effect of Heuristics on Prosecutorial Discretion,” discussed the ways that cognitive heuristics can distort prosecutorial decision-making and potentially contribute to wrongful convictions.

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