Due Process, winner of 25 New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, is a unique production of Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
The critically acclaimed weekly series on law and justice, launched in 1996 at New Jersey Network is in its 19th Season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its long tenure.
Social and Criminal Justice, Urban Issues, Civil Rights, National Security, Government and Politics, Race and Class, Public Policy - those are the elements of the Due Process beat.
Co-hosts for Due Process are Criminal Defense and Human Rights Attorney Raymond Brown and award-winning journalist Sandra King. Sandy also writes, reports and produces Due Process along with Co-Producer Tania Ivanova.
The eyewitness, a staple of criminal prosecution and the base upon which many a conviction rests. But scientific studies on observation and memory - especially in times of stress - have increasingly raised doubts about eyewitness reliability and fears of faulty verdicts.
On this edition of Due Process, the dilemma of the pivotal eyewitness, whose testimony may be sincere, but mistaken, or maliciously manufactured or coerced.
Sandra King's opening mini-doc recalls 17 years of Due Process coverage of exonerated inmates, most of whom were convicted and imprisoned on the word of eyewitnesses to the crime, years later - sometimes after decades of an innocent man's incarceration - proven wrong.
With the State Supreme Court now requiring tighter rules of interrogation and judicial warnings to jurors, New Jersey continues to lead the country in efforts begun over a decade ago by then-Attorney General John Farmer, who first reformed the rules for investigative techniques like perp photo displays and lineups.