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

Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado

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Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice
Title
Unfair
Title remainder
the new science of criminal injustice
Statement of responsibility
Adam Benforado
Creator
Author
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"--
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Benforado, Adam
Dewey number
364.3
Index
index present
LC call number
HV7419
LC item number
.B46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Criminal psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
Label
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado
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9780770437763.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-367) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780770437763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014041693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • 2158442
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • 2106661
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609234
  • 2106661
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609234
  • 2158442
Label
Unfair : the new science of criminal injustice, Adam Benforado
Link
9780770437763.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-367) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 379 pages
Isbn
9780770437763
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014041693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • 2158442
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • 2106661
  • (OCoLC)891609234
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609234
  • 2106661
  • (OCoLC)ocn891609234
  • 2158442

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