Junk science and the American criminal justice system
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Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2022].
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9781636140308, 1636140300
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Published
Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2022].
Format
Book
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359 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781636140308, 1636140300

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Innocence Project attorney M. Chris Fabricant presents an insider's journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo. From CSI to Forensic Files to the celebrated reputation of the FBI crime lab, forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers. Juries put their faith in "expert witnesses" and innocent people have been executed as a result. Innocent people are still on death row today, condemned by junk science. In 2012, the Innocence Project began searching for prisoners convicted by junk science, and three men, each convicted of capital murder, became M. Chris Fabricant's clients. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System chronicles the fights to overturn their wrongful convictions and to end the use of the "science" that destroyed their lives. Weaving together courtroom battles from Mississippi to Texas to New York City and beyond, Fabricant takes the reader on a journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role forensic science plays in maintaining the status quo. At turns gripping, enraging, illuminating, and moving, Junk Science is a meticulously researched insider's perspective of the American criminal justice system. Previously untold stories of wrongful executions, corrupt prosecutors, and quackery masquerading as science animate Fabricant's true crime narrative.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Fabricant, M. C. (2022). Junk science and the American criminal justice system . Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fabricant, M. Chris. 2022. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System. Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Fabricant, M. Chris. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System Akashic Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Fabricant, M. Chris. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System Akashic Books, 2022.

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