Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

by Adam Benforado

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ISBN-13: 9780770437763
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Adam Benforado is an associate professor of law at Drexel University. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk and an attorney at Jenner & Block. He has published numerous scholarly articles, and his op-eds and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Legal Times. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter. 


From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Investigation

1 The Labels We Live By ˜ The Victim 3

2 Dangerous Confessions ˜ The Detective 26

3 The Criminal Mind ˜ The Suspect 41

Part II Adjudication

4 Breaking the Rules ˜ The Lawyer 67

5 In the Eye of the Beholder ˜ The Jury 91

6 The Corruption of Memory ˜ The Eyewitness 108

7 How to Tell a Lie ˜ The Expert 133

8 Umpires or Activists? ˜ The Judge 157

Part III Punishment

9 An Eye for an Eye ˜ The Public 183

10 Throwing Away the Key ˜ The Prisoner 206

Part IV Reform

11 What We Must Overcome ˜ The Challenge 239

12 What We Can Do ˜ The Future 257

Acknowledgments 287

A Note on Sources 291

Bibliography 293

Index 368

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Based on Adam Benorado's appearance today on C-Span's Book TV, this is a must book for anyone involved with or interested in our criminal justice system. He is looking to science and facts in his appraisal. He not only points up flaws, with inevitable injustices, but suggests reforms. Reviewers are unanimous in praising the book. I am on the way to buy it for my lawyer daughter. Apologies to all for my reviewing before reading (!), but since there are not yet any reviews for this book, I thought I should share that it is universally acclaimed as important.