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The Resource Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado

Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado

Label
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice
Title
Unfair
Title remainder
the new science of criminal injustice
Statement of responsibility
Adam Benforado
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A crusading legal scholar exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system -- and affect us all. Our nation is founded on the notion that the law is impartial, that legal cases are won or lost on the basis of evidence, careful reasoning and nuanced argument. But they may, in fact, turn on the temperature of the courtroom, the camera angle of a defendant's taped confession, or a simple word choice or gesture during a cross-examination. In Unfair, law professor Adam Benforado shines a light on this troubling new research, showing, for example, that people with certain facial features receive longer sentences and that judges are far more likely to grant parole first thing in the morning. In fact, over the last two decades, psychologists and neuroscientists have uncovered many cognitive forces that operate beyond our conscious awareness -- and Benforado argues that until we address these hidden biases head-on, the social inequality we see now will only widen, as powerful players and institutions find ways to exploit the weaknesses in our legal system. Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases -- from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case -- Benforado shows how our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society's weakest members, convicting the innocent while letting dangerous criminals go free. With clarity and passion, he lays out the scope of the problem and proposes a wealth of reforms that could prevent injustice and help us achieve true fairness and equality before the law"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benforado, Adam
Dewey number
364.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal psychology
Target audience
general
Label
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780770437763
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
Label
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780770437763
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*

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