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The Resource The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington

The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington

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The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South
Title
The cadaver king and the country dentist
Title remainder
a true story of injustice in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington
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Language
eng
Summary
After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two innocent men: Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks. Together they spent a combined thirty years in prison before finally being exonerated in 2008. Meanwhile, the real killer remained free. The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist recounts the story of how the criminal justice system allowed this to happen, and of how two men, Dr. Steven Hayne and Dr. Michael West, built successful careers on the back of that structure. For nearly two decades Hayne, a medical examiner, performed the vast majority of Mississippi's autopsies, while his friend Dr. West, a local dentist, pitched himself as a forensic jack-of-all-trades. Together they became the go-to experts for prosecutors and helped put countless Mississippians in prison. But then some of those convictions began to fall apart. Here, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington tell the haunting story of how the courts and Mississippi's death investigation system-a relic of the Jim Crow era-failed to deliver justice for its citizens. The authors argue that bad forensics, structural racism, and institutional failures are at fault, and raise sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address them
Summary
Relates the stories of two innocent men who were wrongly accused and convicted of crimes due largely to the legally condoned failures perpetrated by invalid forensic science and institutional racism
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10619826
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Balko, Radley
Dewey number
614/.109762
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Carrington, Tucker
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  • Hayne, Steven
  • West, Michael
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Brooks, Levon
  • Brewer, Kennedy
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
adult
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a true story of injustice in the American South
Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965806090
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781610396912
Lccn
2017009508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965806090
Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965806090
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781610396912
Lccn
2017009508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965806090

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