• Blind Injustice

  • A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions
  • By: Mark Godsey
  • Narrated by: BJ Harrison
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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By: Mark Godsey
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Drawing upon stories from his own career, Godsey shares how innate psychological flaws in judges, police, lawyers, and juries coupled with a "tough on crime" environment can cause investigations to go awry, leading to the convictions of innocent people.

Godsey explores distinct psychological human weaknesses inherent in the criminal justice system-confirmation bias, memory malleability, cognitive dissonance, bureaucratic denial, dehumanization, and others-and illustrates each with stories from his time as a hard-nosed prosecutor and then as an attorney for the Ohio Innocence Project.

He also lays bare the criminal justice system's internal political pressures. How does the fact that judges, sheriffs, and prosecutors are elected officials influence how they view cases? How can defense attorneys support clients when many are overworked and underpaid? And how do juries overcome bias leading them to believe that police and expert witnesses know more than they do about what evidence means?

This book sheds a harsh light on the unintentional yet routine injustices committed by those charged with upholding justice.

©2017 Mark Godsey (P)2019 Tantor

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Spot on

As a significant other of a wrongfully convicted man of 15.5+ years, this book is spot on. He explains what truly goes on behind the scenes that has nothing to do with the case itself. It helped me understand how the state and AAG can honestly think he could be guilty even though the amount of evidence and experts proving innocence. Wisconsin Courts are some corrupt and this book goes into how corruption happens. Great book!!
I’m sending this to him in prison so he can read it too.

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Insightful

Being a criminal defense lawyer listening to the insights of a prosecutor turn innocence project manager sheds a lot of light on what innocence is really up against. A must read for Lawyer’s and non Lawyer’s.

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Former Prosecutor now an Angel on Earth!

Very informative and easy to follow. Every human being needs to care enough to learn about our judicial system. Don't wait until something bad happens to you or a family member or to anyone on Earth. Our system needs an overhaul, reform and humans with objectivity, yet compassion for all people. Make a positive difference today!

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urgent reading

compassionate yet unflinching. the cruelty of so-called american justice, part I. may the author next take on the indulgence of so-called american justice for the "legal" crimes of ultra high-net worth individuals paupering society in a follow up book, part II – working title: "bought injustice."

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Unmissable insights that everyone MUST learn abou

Punctuated with interesting cases and supported by peer reviewed evidence, it is your duty and your pleasure to gear this book and then you must share it to spread the word.