How psychology can help make a fairer criminal justice system

Guest: Adam Benforado

We all have biases, some more conscious than others. But when police, prosecutors, jurors and judges bring their biases to work, the result is a criminal justice system that can be unfair and inequitable. So says Drexel University professor ADAM BENFORADO who has been studying how those involved in criminal justice often make decisions and judgements based on their own backgrounds and experiences rather than facts. In his new book Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, he draws on actual cases and advances in brain science and psychology to show how we can reform the system to make it function more responsibly. Benforado’s new book is Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.

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