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From CSI to Forensic Files to the celebrated reputation of the FBI crime lab, forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers. Juries put their faith in "expert witnesses", and innocent people have been executed as a result. Innocent people are still on death row today, condemned by junk science.   

In 2012, the Innocence Project began searching for prisoners convicted by junk science, and three men, each convicted of capital murder, became M. Chris Fabricant's clients. Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System chronicles the fights to overturn their wrongful convictions and to end the use of the "science" that destroyed their lives. Weaving together courtroom battles from Mississippi to Texas to New York City and beyond, Fabricant takes the listener on a journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role forensic science plays in maintaining the status quo.   

At turns gripping, enraging, illuminating, and moving, Junk Science is a meticulously researched insider's perspective of the American criminal justice system. Previously untold stories of wrongful executions, corrupt prosecutors, and quackery masquerading as science animate Fabricant's true crime narrative. 

©2022 M. Chris Fabricant (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Forensic Science as Forensic Astrology

Powerful read. Horrible cases where junk science put the wrong man in jail for decades for disgusting crimes. Applause to Innocence and to Chris.

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MUCH NEEDED!

Bless you M. Chris Fabricant! Wonderful book explaining in a very digestible way how junk science has put so many innocent people behind bars for decades of their life. Please listen to whether you are into true crime, science, the law, etc. Highly recommended!