The Resource The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; foreword by John Grisham

The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; foreword by John Grisham

Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South
Title
The cadaver king and the country dentist
Title remainder
a true story of injustice in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; foreword by John Grisham
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives. After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free. The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist recounts the story of how the criminal justice system allowed this to happen, and of how two men, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West, built successful careers on the back of that structure. For nearly two decades, Hayne, a medical examiner, performed the vast majority of Mississippi's autopsies, while his friend Dr. West, a local dentist, pitched himself as a forensic jack-of-all-trades. Together they became the go-to experts for prosecutors and helped put countless Mississippians in prison. But then some of those convictions began to fall apart. Here, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington tell the haunting story of how the courts and Mississippi's death investigation system--a relic of the Jim Crow era--failed to deliver justice for its citizens. The authors argue that bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures are at fault, raising sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address these crucial issues
Cataloging source
DLC
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Balko, Radley
Dewey number
614/.109762
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1025.H38
LC item number
B35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 611 AM7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carrington, Tucker
  • Grisham, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayne, Steven
  • West, Michael
  • Brooks, Levon
  • Brewer, Kennedy
  • Brewer, Kennedy
  • Brooks, Levon
  • Hayne, Steven
  • West, Michael
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Trials
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Trials (Rape)
  • MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Preventive Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • Mississippi
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writerofforeword
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Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; foreword by John Grisham
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John Grisham -- The murder of Courtney Smith -- The murder of Christine Jackson -- Investigating the dead -- At the hands of persons unknown -- Setting the stage for the Cadaver King -- Rise of a fiefdom -- The West phenomenon -- Entrenchment -- The trial of Levon Brooks -- Keep that woman under control -- Vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction -- Prayers for relief -- The unraveling -- Redemption and insurrection -- No reckoning
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610398961
Lccn
2017011704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7437B16-865F-49A2-BFA3-EA7238C03F51
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975998474
  • ocn975998474
  • 2780737
Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; foreword by John Grisham
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by John Grisham -- The murder of Courtney Smith -- The murder of Christine Jackson -- Investigating the dead -- At the hands of persons unknown -- Setting the stage for the Cadaver King -- Rise of a fiefdom -- The West phenomenon -- Entrenchment -- The trial of Levon Brooks -- Keep that woman under control -- Vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction -- Prayers for relief -- The unraveling -- Redemption and insurrection -- No reckoning
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 391 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610398961
Lccn
2017011704
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7437B16-865F-49A2-BFA3-EA7238C03F51
System control number
  • (OCoLC)975998474
  • ocn975998474
  • 2780737

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