Date of this Version
Court Review, Volume 52, Issue 1 (2016)
The unseen forces that make our criminal-justice system less fair than we would like is the topic of the debut book by law professor Adam Benforado. As an introductory backdrop, Professor Benforado compares 12th-century ordeals of water and fire to our current justice system. Will our ancestors 900 years from now look back on our current system with similar shock? Benforado thinks they will. Interweaving real cases and events with research findings from psychology and neuroscience, this book examines the underlying—often unconscious—unfairness throughout the criminal-justice system.