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Review: Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Hello everyone and happy Monday! 🙂 Today I’m going to dive into some more non-fiction with Adam Benforado’s book Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.

This was definitely a fascinating read.

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice by: Adam Benforado: This book takes on the criminal system in the United States, and takes a look at what causes some of the injustices throughout its system. Throughout the novel the reader gets scenarios of different cases to give us context as to what the law is, and how the situation was handled. This book was fast paced, very engaging, and fascinating. The book started off really strong, and as it continued it stayed pretty strong; there were moments when the information faltered and got a little too fact driven, but for the most part Benforado kept things moving, adding stories in with the facts to help the reader visualize what he’s talking about. Dealing with race, mental issues, and a slew of other issues, this book gives people a lot to think about when dealing with the law and how we perceive it.

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5 thoughts on “Review: Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

  1. This sounds like a really interesting book Meghan, and I’m glad to see you enjoyed it as well. I feel after spending years watching shows like CSI and Criminal Minds I’ve become kind of skewed that justice is always served and the bad guy always gets locked away so it’s got to be kind of enlightening to read how sometimes that isn’t the way, and something things do go wrong in the justice system. It sounds like there’s a lot this book delves into as well.
    Great review. 🙂

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