Adam benforado, a professor of law at drexel university, describes these unsettling problems with the justice system in the recently published book “unfair: the new science of criminal injustice.
I’ve commuted the sentences of dozens of people sentenced under old drug laws we now recognize were unfair the department of justice has gotten “smart on crime,” refocusing efforts on the worst offenders, and pursuing mandatory minimum sentences less frequently still, much of our criminal justice system remains unfair. While most people believe that ''the justice system needs a complete overhaul'' and that ''we would be better off with fewer lawyers,'' the public still agrees by a strong majority, 8 out of 10, that ''in spite of its problems, the american justice system is still the best in the world,'' according to the survey.
Commissioned by the national council of la raza (nclr), the nation’s largest hispanic civil rights organization, the report – lost opportunities: the reality of latinos in the us criminal justice system – also found that hispanics represented 13 percent of the us population in 2000, but accounted for 31 percent of those incarcerated in the federal criminal justice system hispanics have one chance in six of being confined in prison during their lifetimes, the authors found.
The myth of a fair criminal justice system matthew robinson and marian williams volume 6 – no 1 – spring 2009 matthew robinson is professor of government & justice studies at appalachian state university marian williams is assistant professor of government and justice studies at appalachian state university.
But our guest, legal scholar adam benforado, says many routine procedures in the criminal justice system are bound to lead to mistakes and unfair outcomes because they rest on false assumptions about how our brains work. Vast majority of blacks view the criminal justice system as unfair by monica anderson over the weekend, michael brown, an unarmed black teen was shot and killed by a police officer in a st louis, missouri, suburb. Music, film, tv and political news coverage.
(cnsnewscom) - president barack obama said in his weekly address released saturday that much of the american criminal justice system is unfair and that what he called “underfunded schools” in the united states are a conduit to overcrowded prisons.