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Blind injustice : a former prosecutor exposes the psychology and politics of wrongful convictions / Mark Godsey.

Godsey, Mark, 1968- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville PL - Mooresville 345.73 GOD (Text) 37323005329308 NEW-BKS Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780520287952
  • ISBN: 0520287959
  • Physical Description: ix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Eye opener -- Blind denial -- Blind ambition -- Blind bias -- Blind memory -- Blind intuition -- Blind tunnel vision -- Seeing and accepting human limitations.
Summary, etc.: "In this unprecedented view from the trenches, prosecutor turned champion for the innocent Mark Godsey takes us inside the frailties of the human mind as they unfold in real-world wrongful convictions. Drawing upon both psychological research and shocking--yet true--stories from his own career, Godsey shares how innate psychological flaws and the "tough on crime" political environment can cause investigations to go awry, leading to the conviction of innocent people. He not only sheds light on unintentional yet routine injustices but also recommends structural and procedural changes to restore justice to the criminal justice system."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Judicial error > United States.
Prejudices > United States > Psychological aspects.
Criminal justice, Administration of > Political aspects > United States.
Evidence, Criminal > United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > United States.
False imprisonment > United States.
LAW / Criminal Law / Sentencing.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology.

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