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How Bias Warps Criminal Justice

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In his new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, [Adam] Benforado combs through decades of social science research to demonstrate how many of the tools used in our criminal justice system—from interrogating the accused to solitary confinement for prisoners—are inherently flawed, too often harming the innocent rather than serving justice and keeping our communities safe.  We humans don’t understand the way our minds work and the biases we carry, according to Benforado; and therein lies the problem.

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Natylie Baldwin is author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at  (more...)
 

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