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Tiffin University to host criminal justice speaker with focus on unsolved mysteries, wrongful convictions




Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University’s undergraduate chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP-u:TU) will be hosting Dr. Virginia Braden on campus Wednesday, November 3 at 7 p.m. in the Chisholm Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Braden is a licensed private investigator and behavioral analyst with years of experience in the criminal justice world, and holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. She will be using her industry expertise to contribute to the night’s discussion of wrongful criminal imprisonments in the state of Ohio.

Dr. Braden has spent more than two decades consulting with the numerous circles of Ohio’s criminal justice system and has been applauded for her work with state cold cases, violent crime investigations, behavioral profiling and wrongful conviction inquiries. These experiences have allowed her to don the professional title(s) of: hostage negotiator, chaplain and author, in addition to her main role as a private investigator. She has assisted attorneys, insurance professionals/agencies, and various business owners with their affairs during her long-standing tenure in the field.

Dr. Braden is also an outspoken advocate for victims of kidnapping and rape, and is open about her status and experience as a survivor. She equates her passion for this work to her desire to prevent such traumas from happening to others.

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) was founded in 2003 with the goal of turning the public’s eye toward the ever-growing problem of wrongful criminal convictions within the state’s justice system. It is the only Ohio-based nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing innocent persons, as well as educating the public on the flaws of our legal system and the societal issues that lead to such injustices. Since its creation, OIP has liberated thirty-three innocent Ohioans, who collectively spent nearly six hundred and fifty years incarcerated for crimes they did not commit.

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