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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Hardcover): Radley Balko, Tucker... 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
R521 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Paperback): Radley Balko, Tucker... The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Paperback)
Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington
R352 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R83 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

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, raising sobering questions about our ability and willingness to address these crucial issues.

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist Lib/E - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Standard format, CD): Radley... The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist Lib/E - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Standard format, CD)
Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington; Foreword by John Grisham; Read by Robert Fass
R696 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R205 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Levon And Kennedy - Mississippi Innocence Project (Hardcover): Isabelle Armand, Tucker Carrington Levon And Kennedy - Mississippi Innocence Project (Hardcover)
Isabelle Armand, Tucker Carrington
R748 R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Save R202 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist Lib/E - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Standard format, CD): Radley... The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist Lib/E - A True Story of Injustice in the American South (Standard format, CD)
Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington; Foreword by John Grisham; Read by Robert Fass
R2,046 R1,387 Discovery Miles 13 870 Save R659 (32%) Special order
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