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Book by Professor Adam Benforado Named Finalist for the 2016 Media for a Just Society Award

Professor Adam Benforado

May 13, 2016

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency has listed Professor Adam Benforado’s book, “Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice,” as a finalist for its annual Media for a Just Society Award.

In the book, Benforado explores the unseen biases that influence victims, witnesses, police, prosecutors, judges and juries in criminal cases and produce unjust outcomes at trial.  

The book has received widespread acclaim from critics, appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list and received note as a “Best Book of 2015” by PBS NewsHour and by Heleo. The book was also a finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award.

Professor Adam Benforado signs his book for Massachusetts judgesBenforado has kept a busy schedule of appearances with audiences from general readers at bookstores to scholars at conferences such as the Evidence-Based Justice, Law and Biosciences Workshop at Stanford Law School and jurists at venues such as the Massachusetts Supreme Court Judicial Court Historical Society and Social Law Library.