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General News    H3'ed 9/24/15

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 co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)
 

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