Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington - The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

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Looking closely at how criminal justice is carried out in Mississippi, Balko and Carrington expose a system rife with bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures. Their compelling account focuses on the case of two men accused of raping and murdering two little girls. Convicted largely on the basis of testimony by the local medical examiner, Dr. Hayne, the men were exonerated years later when questions arose about Hayne’s work as well as that of his friend, a dentist who had also turned forensics into a lucrative practice. As they trace the roots and the consequences of a system Jim Crow set in place, Balko and Carrington—author of Rise of the Warrior Cop, and director of the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi, respectively—raise questions about our will and ability to change things.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781610396912
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 27th, 2018

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