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Adam Benforado

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Adam Benforado is a professor, writer, and lawyer. Conducting novel experiments and developing existing findings, Professor Benforado's research is focused on uncovering the hidden forces that drive our legal system.

A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk and an attorney at Jenner & Block, before becoming a law professor at Drexel University. He has published numerous scholarly articles, and his op-eds and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Legal Times.

His first book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, will be released on June 16, 2015.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wi

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“We will fight tirelessly to protect the rights of those who spew hate in the public square, stockpile weapons capable of wiping out classrooms of children, and flood our airwaves with lies to sway elections, but we draw the line at permitting a man convicted of stealing videotapes a door to his toilet, the chance to spend a night with his family, or the experience of preparing his own dinner in his own shirt. If ensuring freedom for those who may harm us is worth the risk when the costs are high, that must certainly be the case when protecting their rights leaves us safer.”
Adam Benforado, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

“The arc of history does not bend toward justice unless we bend it.”
Adam Benforado, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice

“When we decide not to regulate weapons, when we elect to leave swaths of our neighborhoods blighted or cut nutrition programs for women, infants, and children, when we provide young inner-city men with few options but to join gangs, we become implicated in the crimes that eventually result.”
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