The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Book - 2015
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A legal scholar exposes the psychological forces that undermine the American criminal justice system, arguing that unless hidden biases are addressed, social inequality will widen, and proposes reforms to prevent injustice and help achieve true equality before the law.
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub., c2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780770437763
Characteristics: xx, 379 p. ; 24 cm


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Drexel University Law professor Benforado looks at the psychology and neuroscience of eyewitnesses and jurors and shows readers that cognitive blinders distort nearly everything we see and do. In light of these revelations he calls for broad-based reforms to law enforcement and the legal system. ... Read More »

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Aug 12, 2015

Each chapter is devoted to a specific aspect of our criminal justice system, and in each chapter the author critically examines the ways that the search for justice is systematically undermined by conventional practices in America. These critiques provide the bases for his suggestions, in the final chapter, for specific steps that could be taken. I enjoyed the book from start to finish.


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