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This month Lisa J. Steele reviews Duped: Why Innocent People Confess – and Why We Believe Their Confessions by Saul Kassin.
This month Jon M. Sands reviews Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt by Steven Johnson.
This month Andrew George, Katie Recker, and Richard Walk review Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases by Andre A. Moenssens, Betty Layne DesPortes, and Roderick T. Kennedy.
This month Randy Sue Pollock reviews The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald by William Alsup.
This month Samantha Buckingham reviews The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth by Kristin Henning.
This month Sara Garber reviews Fixing Legal Injustice in America: The Case for a Defender General of the United States by Andrea Lyon.
This month Cara Wieneke reviews The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice by Dr. Benjamin Gilmer.
This month Lara Bazelon reviews Barred: Why the Innocent Can’t Get Out of Prison by Daniel S. Medwed.
This month Susan Elizabeth Reese reviews Trial Lawyer: A Life Representing People Against Power by Richard Zitrin.
This month Maneka Sinha reviews When Innocence Is Not Enough: Hidden Evidence and the Failed Promise of the Brady Rule by Thomas L. Dybdahl.
This month Tony Bornstein reviews Until I Could Be Sure: How I Stopped the Death Penalty in Illinois by George H. Ryan Sr. with Maurice Possley.
This month Matthew T. Mangino reviews Death on the Doorstep & other stories by Edward Z. Menkin.
This month Robert M. Sanger reviews When Machines Can Be Judge, Jury, and Executioner: Justice in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Katherine B. Forrest.
This month Susan Elizabeth Reese reviews The Lifer and the Lawyer: A Story of Punishment, Penitence, and Privilege by George Critchlow with Michael Anderson.
This month Jon M. Sands reviews The Three Death Sentences of Clarence Henderson: A Battle for Justice at the Dawn of the Civil Rights Era by Chris Joyner.