About this episode

August 26, 2016

Adam Benforado

Weaving together historical examples, scientific studies, and compelling court cases—from the border collie put on trial in Kentucky to the five teenagers who falsely confessed in the Central Park Jogger case, Adam Benforado, an associate professor of law at Drexel University, argues that our judicial processes fail to uphold our values and protect society’s weakest members. He lays out the scope of the legal system’s dysfunction and proposes a wealth of practical reforms that could prevent injustice.

Law and Justice

Criminal injustice

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