The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

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 chronicles how the courts and Mi After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and convicted two ...

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Title:The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
Author:Radley Balko
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Genres:Crime
ISBN:161039691X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South Reviews

  • Michelle
    Apr 04, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

  • Darcia Helle
    Mar 10, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

  • Kristin
    Nov 30, 2017

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

  • Alli
    Mar 26, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...

    It was not as interesting as the BookPage reviewer or the back cover blurb made it sound. The title caught my eye because of the part about the dentist (he doesn't show up until Chapter 7 or so). Prior to that, I had to wade through history of coroners/medical examiners and some of the...

    Learned more about coroners than I ever thought I would know Very detailed book on the legal process in Mississippi and the impact coroners and elected judges have on the legal process. Very sad how 2 very arrogant, people, a dentist and a coroner impacted thousands of peoples lives...

    This book reminds me of Judge Jed Rakoff's remarkable, if short-lived decision in US v. Quinones (2002). He held that capital punishment is unconstitutional because it "not only deprives innocent people of a significant opportunity to prove their innocence, and thereby violates procedu...

  • Laura
    Mar 21, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

  • Liz
    Feb 25, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

  • Lori L (She Treads Softly)
    Feb 27, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

  • Meg
    Apr 11, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

  • Kristine
    Mar 12, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...

    It was not as interesting as the BookPage reviewer or the back cover blurb made it sound. The title caught my eye because of the part about the dentist (he doesn't show up until Chapter 7 or so). Prior to that, I had to wade through history of coroners/medical examiners and some of the...

    Learned more about coroners than I ever thought I would know Very detailed book on the legal process in Mississippi and the impact coroners and elected judges have on the legal process. Very sad how 2 very arrogant, people, a dentist and a coroner impacted thousands of peoples lives...

    This book reminds me of Judge Jed Rakoff's remarkable, if short-lived decision in US v. Quinones (2002). He held that capital punishment is unconstitutional because it "not only deprives innocent people of a significant opportunity to prove their innocence, and thereby violates procedu...

    A thoroughly research expose into the fundamentally broken death investigation system is Mississippi (worse, though indicative, of America's in general). Steven Hayne and Michael West are pilloried, and rightly so, but for everybody who doesn't care, or didn't know, how bad this system...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late February. Oof, a really bulky book - among other topics, it offers information on wrongful convictions and exoneration of those imprisoned due to the mishandl...

  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Apr 17, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

  • Debra
    Nov 25, 2017

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

  • Valerity *
    Feb 27, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

  • Kristy Miller
    Apr 16, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

  • Janet
    Nov 26, 2017

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

  • Amanda
    Mar 22, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

  • Joey Rushing
    Mar 12, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

  • Scott Lord
    Apr 16, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...

    It was not as interesting as the BookPage reviewer or the back cover blurb made it sound. The title caught my eye because of the part about the dentist (he doesn't show up until Chapter 7 or so). Prior to that, I had to wade through history of coroners/medical examiners and some of the...

    Learned more about coroners than I ever thought I would know Very detailed book on the legal process in Mississippi and the impact coroners and elected judges have on the legal process. Very sad how 2 very arrogant, people, a dentist and a coroner impacted thousands of peoples lives...

  • Kyle
    Dec 17, 2017

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

  • Keith Lytton
    Feb 04, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

  • Andrew
    Mar 16, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...

    It was not as interesting as the BookPage reviewer or the back cover blurb made it sound. The title caught my eye because of the part about the dentist (he doesn't show up until Chapter 7 or so). Prior to that, I had to wade through history of coroners/medical examiners and some of the...

    Learned more about coroners than I ever thought I would know Very detailed book on the legal process in Mississippi and the impact coroners and elected judges have on the legal process. Very sad how 2 very arrogant, people, a dentist and a coroner impacted thousands of peoples lives...

    This book reminds me of Judge Jed Rakoff's remarkable, if short-lived decision in US v. Quinones (2002). He held that capital punishment is unconstitutional because it "not only deprives innocent people of a significant opportunity to prove their innocence, and thereby violates procedu...

    A thoroughly research expose into the fundamentally broken death investigation system is Mississippi (worse, though indicative, of America's in general). Steven Hayne and Michael West are pilloried, and rightly so, but for everybody who doesn't care, or didn't know, how bad this system...

  • Colby
    Mar 22, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

  • Calvinbell
    Mar 28, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

  • Sarah
    Mar 12, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

  • Joy Douglas
    Apr 13, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    Apr 05, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

  • Jennifer Robb
    Apr 05, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...

    It was not as interesting as the BookPage reviewer or the back cover blurb made it sound. The title caught my eye because of the part about the dentist (he doesn't show up until Chapter 7 or so). Prior to that, I had to wade through history of coroners/medical examiners and some of the...

  • Jenny Moore
    Apr 13, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

  • Ozy Frantz
    Mar 05, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

  • Chrystal
    Apr 17, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    Mar 07, 2018

    It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. - James Baldwin, No name in the Street This is a very sobering book about how racism, bad forensics, institutionalization and a faulty criminal justice system in Mississipp...

    One of the key necessities in determining the facts of a crime is in making the story fit the evidence, not the evidence fit the story. This book shows how a complex system of corrupt or stupid attorneys, judges, policemen, a coroner and a dentist managed to convict a number of innoc...

    This was a sad and tragic retelling of the story about a pair of so-called doctors in Mississippi who got involved in the court system as professional testifiers. The first one is the prolific Dr. Steven Hayne. He had lined himself up to be in a position to be doing an incredible 80% o...

    This book is a comprehensive, incredibly well researched exploration of the intertwining of politics, law, justice/injustice, and racism in the deep south. I read a lot of true crime and sociology, but I've never read a book that explores corruption within our legal system in regar...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 B...

    The facts presented in this book are infuriating and heartbreaking, and I am so glad I read it. The content is 5 star reporting, but my reading experience was closer to 3 stars, because it was kind of dry and took a long time to push myself through it. I think it's really worth a read,...

    I'm a huge fan of Radley Balko, and this gripping true story of injustice in Mississippi is him at his best. He doesn't simply report on a single state's dysfunctional justice system, but uses it to explore why the American justice system relied so long on junk forensic science and imp...

    If I could give this book six stars I would. I haven't read a book that made me this mad toward the (in)justice system as this one has since I read "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham and "Chasing Justice" by Kerry Max Cook. This book is very powerfully written, I appreciate the wide le...

    I've had an interest in criminal justice since middle school. I have a Masters Degree in Legal Studies. I work for defense attorneys who do a lot of indigent defense. I know a lot of the facts behind prosecutorial misconduct. Even I was pissed off by this book. Basic summary: Every...

    This book left me devastated and hopeless but also full of fire. It is absolutely insane that there is a state in our country that has allowed greed and corruption to rule the criminal justice system for decades. This book is not just a true crime narrative - it is a novel length work ...

    Amazing. I listed to the audiobook and finished it in less than 24 hours. It was captivating. A well-researched, gripping story that illustrates the injustices of our justice system, the racism upon which that system was built, and the troubled relationship between science and the law....

    4 stars review soon ...

    Review coming soon.... ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a highly recommended account of the corrupt criminal justice system in Mississippi in the 1970s into the 1990s. This book tells the story of a doctor an...

    ok...can I give it 6 stars? I have been reading for a lot of years...and very seldom have gushed about a book..."It" by Stephen King..."Time to Kill" by John Grisham...but a true crime book...even though true crime is one of my favorite genres to read...I can't say I ever gushed about ...

    The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington is a disturbing and disheartening look at glaring flaws in the U.S. justice system and how two men in Mississippi exploited those flaws with devastating consequences. The book focuses on the careers of St...

    This was PHENOMENAL. I cannot praise this book highly enough. What an achievement. The authors methodically break down the medicolegal system in Mississippi in order to show how a perfect storm of racism, cronyism, petty political disputes, bad science, and entrenched interests put two...

    Such an interesting read. From the moment I finished reading The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South, I have been recommending this book to anyone that ask for a good non-fiction read. Actually I've been recommending people to put the f...

    ?The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist? is a very well researched look inside the world of forensic pathology and bite mark analysis within the criminal justice system of Mississippi. The book focuses on forensic pathologist Steven Hayne and bite mark examiner Michael West who p...

    Washington Post opinion reporter Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, director of the University of Mississippi Law School Innocence Project, have written an exceptional history and indictment of the "death investigation" system of the state of Mississippi. Framed around the detailed re...

    I listened to this book in utter amazement. The authors outline in great detail the corrupt and faulty system that allowed two unqualified good old boys to serve as "expert witnesses" in countless Mississippi trials over the course of two decades, effectively influencing an untold numb...

    Everybody should read this book!!!! It is engaging and a page turner. It chronicles the actions of prosecutors, district attorneys, judges and most importantly two soulless ?expert witnesses" who made a living helping convict innocent people with ?pseudoscience?. It is about a ...

    I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. The stories in this book would be rejected for a procedural crime show for being too absurd and over the top. Yet, these stories happened, and lives were ruined by incompetence, ignorance, and hatred. It...

    Excellent book, really gives a wide history of the coroner system in general and the problems within the medicolegal community in Mississippi specifically. There were times when I wanted to scream "How could you people let this happen?" But then I have to remember that a lot of these p...

    This is a great book that took me through a variety of emotions. We all have heard stories of injustices and that is what this book highlights Injustice in any form is bad, but when it happens with the help of so called professionals,that makes it even more apalling. This book takes up...