Video: Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice - Adam Benforado @ the Commonwealth Club
Adam Benforado @ the Commonwealth Club - Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice
A child is gunned down by a police officer; an investigator ignores critical clues in a case; an innocent man confesses to a crime he did not commit; a jury acquits a killer. The evidence is all around us: Our system of justice is fundamentally broken.
But it’s not for the reasons we tend to think, as law professor Adam Benforado argues in this eye-opening, galvanizing book. Even if the system operated exactly as it was designed to, we would still end up with wrongful convictions, trampled rights, and unequal treatment. This is because the roots of injustice lie not inside the dark hearts of racist police officers or dishonest prosecutors, but within the minds of each and every one of us.
1/9/2018 12:34:44 am
Just reading about this angers me and makes my blood boil. I cannot believe that a child is now dead because the police did it. The justice system in America is seriously in need of an improvement because this is not the first time that this has happened. Many people in the government have been refusing to address this issue. And it makes me wonder whether they are protecting someone or even a group of people in the government because they seem to be so afraid whenever this issue gets brought up.
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