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Exchange Exemplar: Our "Unfair" Criminal Justice System


Adam Benforado is a lawyer, but not a big fan of the criminal justice system, at least the way it works now. 

The big problem, as he sees it, is a human one: people have flaws, so flawed people run the criminal justice system.  And they often make things worse by trying to cover their flaws, in Benforado's view. 

He joined us in 2015 to talk about his book Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice.  Note that many of the same complaints are still valid three years later. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.