AP-LS 2017 CONFERENCE: SEATTLE
This year's conference will be held at The Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington from March 16-18, 2017, with optional pre-conference workshops on March 15.
Update From the Conference Co-Chairs, Kathleen Kemp and Derek Hess
We are excited to provide these highlights for the upcoming AP-LS 2017 Conference. The program schedule will be completed in the coming weeks. For more information and to register for the conference, click here.
Continued Source for Great CE & CLE credits
AP-LS will continue to offer CEs for this year’s conference through CONCEPT. We hope CLEs will also be available.
Pre-Conference Workshops – Wed, March 15th
Please see this flyer for more details about the fantastic full and half-day workshops at this year’s conference.
A Conversation with Amanda Knox
The prosecution of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate in Italy captured worldwide attention from when she was arrested in 2007 to when she was exonerated in 2015. Saul Kassin, PhD will discuss the psychological factors that tainted the investigation and prosecution. Amanda Knox will reflect on her experience and share the life she now lives.
Cutting Edge Plenaries
Thursday, March 16th – Charles H. Ramsey, Police Commissioner
Charles H. Ramsey is a former Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (D.C.), Commissioner for Philadelphia Police Department, and co-chair of President Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing. Commissioner Ramsey will address various challenges and opportunities associated with community policing.
Friday, March 17th – Adam Foss, J.D., Co-founder and President of Prosecutor Impact
Adam Foss is a former Assistant District Attorney in the Juvenile Division of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, MA, and a fierce advocate for juvenile justice reform and the importance of the role of the prosecutor in reforming the justice system. His vision can be previewed in his February 2016 Ted Talk, A Prosecutor’s Vision for a Better Justice System.
Saturday, March 18th – Making a Murderer: The Case of Brendan Dassey
In relation to the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer, persons integral to the defense and ultimate release of Steven Avery’s nephew, Brendan Dassey, will discuss why Dassey was a vulnerable suspect; the interrogation tactics that were used to elicit and contaminate his confession; and the implications more generally for juvenile justice, police interrogations, and other matters of policy and practice. This is a unique opportunity to expand upon a series that captivated millions, and illustrates salient to false confessions today.