The symposium presentation given by Dr. Sheppard’s son discussed the impact of the trial on his entire family, as well as the idea of a failed trial. He went through the different juries encountered by his father. He also listed his hopes for the symposium: “What would I hope to come out of a conference like this? First, selfishly, I would hope that it would help us with our new legal endeavor. Second, I hope that we can contribute to serious legal work that deals on realistic and dignified grounds on the problem, both federally and statewide, of wrongful incarceration. This problem does exist, and it is a larger problem than we think. Third, I would suggest a national and state conference in which the legal community and the scientific community come together and begin straightening out confusing vocabulary used by their fields.”
Sam Reese Sheppard,
Personal Reflections on the Reliability of Jury Verdicts,
49 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol49/iss3/5
Symposium: Toward More Reliable Jury Verdicts - Law, Technology, and Media Development since the Trials of Dr. Sam Sheppard