Thursday night's Institute of Politics seminar focused on ethics in the criminal justice system, continuing this semester's series on ethical issues in society.
Two million people are currently imprisoned in the United States. Various estimates project that anywhere from .027 to 4.1 percent of these two million people are wrongfully convicted. Thursday's talk attempted to highlight this fact.
For the past two semesters, the IOP has been hosting seminar series with guest speakers on specific topics in order to fulfill their goal of inciting a passion for politics in students.
Robert Orr, one of this semester's IOP fellows, said it's important to inform the future politicians of America about the ethical issues which exist in the U.S. criminal justice system.
"Really what we're trying to do is stimulate interest among a broad variety of UNC students," Orr said. "There's no political test; you don't have to be liberal or conservative or have any particular party interest."