Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology - download pdf or read online

By Mark Godsey

ISBN-10: 0520287959

ISBN-13: 9780520287952

during this extraordinary view from the trenches, prosecutor became champion for the blameless Mark Godsey takes us contained in the frailties of the human brain as they spread in real-world wrongful convictions. Drawing upon tales from his personal career, Godsey shares how innate mental flaws in judges, police, attorneys, and juries coupled with a “tough on crime” atmosphere may cause investigations to move awry, resulting in the convictions of blameless people.

In Blind Injustice, Godsey explores designated mental human weaknesses inherent within the legal justice system—confirmation bias, reminiscence malleability, cognitive dissonance, bureaucratic denial, dehumanization, and others—and illustrates each one with tales from his time as a hard-nosed prosecutor after which as an legal professional for the Ohio Innocence Project. 

He additionally lays naked the felony justice system’s inner political pressures. How does the truth that judges, sheriffs, and prosecutors are elected officers impact how they view circumstances? How can security lawyers help consumers whilst many are overworked and underpaid? and the way do juries triumph over bias top them to think that police and professional witnesses be aware of greater than they do approximately what proof means? 

This e-book sheds a harsh mild at the accidental but regimen injustices devoted by means of these charged with upholding justice. but in any case, Godsey recommends structural, procedural, and attitudinal alterations geared toward restoring justice to the felony justice system.

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