Justin Brooks

California Innocence Project

Guest

Director of the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy at California Western School of Law and of its California Innocence Project

Justin Brooks on KCRW

Crime lab scenes on television are full of forensic mumbo jumbo -- and now it seems that the real-life experts at the FBI have been making stuff up too.

Forensic Testimony Called Into Question

Crime lab scenes on television are full of forensic mumbo jumbo -- and now it seems that the real-life experts at the FBI have been making stuff up too.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California's Three Strikes law was first passed in 1994, at a time of anxiety over violent crime.

Three Strikes and the Voice of the Voters

California's Three Strikes law was first passed in 1994, at a time of anxiety over violent crime.

from Which Way, L.A.?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

Why Do Innocent People Plead Guilty?

The Sixth Amendment guarantees a fair trial to every American accused of a crime. But trials are no longer the basis of the criminal justice system.

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