Unfair [electronic resource] : The New Science of Criminal Injustice. Adam Benforado.
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- ISBN: 9780770437770 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| "A law professor sounds an explosive alarm on the hidden unfairness of our legal system." --Kirkus Reviews, starred A child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a case; an innocent man confesses to a crime he did not commit; a jury acquits a killer. The evidence is all around us: Our system of justice is fundamentally broken. But it's not for the reasons we tend to think, as law professor Adam Benforado argues in this eye-opening, galvanizing book. Even if the system operated exactly as it was designed to, we would still end up with wrongful convictions, trampled rights, and unequal treatment. This is because the roots of injustice lie not inside the dark hearts of racist police officers or dishonest prosecutors, but within the minds of each and every one of us. This is difficult to accept. Our nation is founded on the idea that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Broadway Books, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2365 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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