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Book Review: Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions

By Carrie Sperling

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Blind Injustice: A Former Prosecutor Exposes the Psychology and Politics of Wrongful Convictions

By Mark Godsey
University of California Press (2017) 


Most authors who write about wrongful convictions approach the topic from the criminal defense perspective. Many explain or expose the criminal justice system from the vantage point of the long-time defense advocate who has experienced life in the trenches. Mark Godsey offers a fresh viewpoint, writing from the perspective of a self-proclaimed prosecutor’s prosecutor. As a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, he pursued federal crimes including political corruption, hijacking, terrorism, and organized crime. He won law enforcement awards for “aggressively fighting crime” and a national award from U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno for “superior performance.”

Godsey tells the story of his journey from a hard-hitting federal prosecutor to an advocate for those wrongly convicted. And through his story, he attempts to a

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