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Author Godsey, Mark, 1968- author
Title Blind injustice : a former prosecutor exposes the psychology and politics of wrongful convictions / Mark Godsey
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF9756 .G63 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020558763
Descript ix, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-250) and index
Enlightenment -- Bias -- Memory -- Human lie detection and demeanor evidence -- Politics -- Tunnel vision and corruption -- Denial -- Humility
"In this unprecedented view from the trenches, prosecutor turned champion for the innocent Mark Godsey takes us inside the frailties of the human mind as they unfold in real-world wrongful convictions. Drawing upon both psychological research and shocking--yet true--stories from his own career, Godsey shares how innate psychological flaws and the "tough on crime" political environment can cause investigations to go awry, leading to the conviction of innocent people. He not only sheds light on unintentional yet routine injustices but also recommends structural and procedural changes to restore justice to the criminal justice system"--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Godsey, Mark, 1968- author. Blind injustice Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520962958 (DLC) 2017016659
Subject Judicial error -- United States
Prejudices -- United States. -- Psychological aspects
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Political aspects -- United States
Evidence, Criminal -- United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
False imprisonment -- United States
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