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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Hardcover) Loot Price: R387
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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Hardcover): Radley Balko, Tucker...

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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Hardcover)

Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington; Introduction by John Grisham

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This is a tale of two tragedies. At the heart of the first is Dr. Steven Hayne, a doctor the State of Mississippi employed as its de facto medical examiner for two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, he performed anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800 autopsies per year, five times more than is recommended, all at night, in the basement of a local morgue and flower shop. Autopsy reports claimed organs had been observed and weighed when, in reality, they had been surgically removed from the body years before. But Hayne was the only game in town. He also often brought in local dentist and self-styled "bite mark specialist" Dr. Michael West, who would discover marks on victim's bodies, at times invisible to the naked eye, and then match those marks to law enforcement's lead suspect. This leads to the second tragic tale: that of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, two black men each convicted in separate cases of the brutal rape and murder of young girls. Dr. Hayne's autopsy and Dr. West's bite mark matching formed the bases for the convictions. Combined the two men served over 30 years in Mississippi's notorious penitentiary - Parchman Farm - before being exonerated in 2008. Brooks' and Brewer's wrongful convictions lie at the intersection of both the most pressing problem facing this country's criminal justice system - structural injustice built on the historic foundation of race and class as well as with the much more contemporary but equally egregious problem of invalid forensic science. The old problem is inextricably bound up with and exacerbates the new. In Dr. Death and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern gothic horror--of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again

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Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2018
Authors: Radley Balko • Tucker Carrington
Introduction by: John Grisham
Dimensions: 87 x 111 x 74mm (L x W x H)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-1-61039-691-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Forensic medicine
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > General
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LSN: 1-61039-691-X
Barcode: 9781610396912

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