Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit? What prejudices are present in the criminal justice system, and how can the trial system be reformed? Today as we continue our pledge drive, Carousel Bayrd talks with Adam Benforado, author of “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice” to discuss the flaws in the American justice system.
Adam Benforado is a writer, lawyer, and professor at Drexel University. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Legal Times, Boston Review, and more. He is also a contributor to The Situationist, the blog of the Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School, and has been a guest blogger at Concurring Opinions, The Faculty Lounge, and PrawfsBlawg.