Why the innocent plead guilty and the guilty go free : and other paradoxes of our broken legal system / Jed S. Rakoff
Book | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 2021 | First edition.

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Edition
First edition.
Description
193 pages ; 22 cm
Note
Includes index.
Contents
The scourge of mass incarceration -- Why innocent people plead guilty -- Why eyewitness testimony is so often wrong -- Will the death penalty ever die? -- The failures, and future, of forensic science -- Brain science and the law : uncomfortable bedfellows -- Why high-level executives are exempt from prosecution -- Justice deferred is justice denied -- The shrinkage of legal oversight -- The War on Terror's war on law -- The Supreme Court's undue subservience to the executive branch -- Don't count on the courts -- You won't get your day in court.
Summary
"A senior federal judge's incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that the define the judiciary today: among them, why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren't prosecuted, why you won't get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power"-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN
9780374289997 (hardcover)
0374289999 (hardcover)
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