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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
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Contents Enlightenment -- Bias -- Memory -- Human lie detection and demeanor evidence -- Politics -- Tunnel vision and corruption -- Denial -- Humility
Summary "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 14, 2017)
Subject Criminal justice, Administration of -- Political aspects -- United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States.
Evidence, Criminal -- United States.
False imprisonment -- United States.
Judicial error -- United States.
Prejudices -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017016659
ISBN 0520962958 (electronic bk.)
9780520962958 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)