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Valena Beety's areas of expertise include criminal law, criminal justice, LGBTQ, gender studies, wrongful convictions, forensic evidence, prosecutors and prison.

She is a professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and the deputy director of the Academy for Justice, a criminal justice center connecting research with policy reform.

Professor Beety is the author of "Manifesting Justice: Wrongly Convicted Women Reclaim Their Rights" and the co-editor of the "Wrongful Convictions Reader" and the "Scientific Evidence Treatise."

She has been featured in local and national publications such as the New York Times and USA Today.

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As law professors who have studied crime victim compensation programs around the nation, we contend traumatized eyewitnesses and victims of unlawful police violence need to be classified as crime victims.

— Valena Beety, USA Today