Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781622319497 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781622319503 $29.99
A Harvard-trained attorney and law professor offers coherent evidence that the outcomes of criminal prosecutions are highly vulnerable to human error. As narrator Joe Barrett reads disturbing cases of wrongful prosecution and studies that reveal dramatic flaws in the justice system, his serious tone and relentless pacing help listeners grasp how pervasive human biases can be in public arenas where evidence must be interpreted and conclusions drawn. With the help of his perceptive phrasing, Barrett gives gravitas to the audio without sounding like an alarmist. But it's scary nonetheless, and an intelligent overview of how factors like the angle of a surveillance camera or choice of a word in a closing argument can tilt the scales of justice in ways we don't want to believe are possible. T.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2015]
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