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The Resource The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; with a foreword by John Grisham

The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; with a foreword by John Grisham

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The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South
Title
The cadaver king and the country dentist
Title remainder
a true story of injustice in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; with a foreword by John Grisham
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Language
eng
Summary
This is a tale of two tragedies. At the heart of the first is Dr. Steven Hayne, a doctor the State of Mississippi employed as its de facto medical examiner for two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, he performed anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800 autopsies a year, five times more than is recommended, performed at night in the basement of a local funeral home. Autopsy reports claimed organs had been observed and weighed when, in reality, they had been surgically removed from the body years before. Hayne, the only game in town, also often brought in local dentist and self-styled "bite-mark specialist" Dr. Michael West, who would discover marks on victim's bodies, at times invisible to the naked eye, and then match those marks-"indeed and without doubt"-to law enforcement's lead suspect. This leads to the second tragic tale: that of Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks, two black men each convicted in separate cases of the brutal rape and murder of young girls. Dr. Hayne's autopsy and Dr. West's bite-mark matching formed the bases for their convictions. Combined, the two men served over thirty years in Parchman Farm, Mississippi's notorious penitentiary, before being exonerated in 2008. Brooks' and Brewer's wrongful convictions lie at the intersection of both the most pressing problem facing this country's criminal justice system-structural injustice built on the historic foundation of race and class-as well as with the much more contemporary but equally egregious problem of invalid forensic science. The old problem is inextricably bound up with and exacerbates the new. In The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington write a true story of Southern gothic horror-of two innocent men wrongly convicted of vicious crimes and the legally condoned failures that allowed it to happen. Balko and Carrington will shine a light on the institutional and professional failures that allowed this tragic, astonishing story to happen, identify where it may have happened elsewhere, and show how to prevent it from happening again
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TEFOD
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Balko, Radley
Dewey number
614/.109762
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LC call number
RA1025.H38
LC item number
B35 2018ab
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Read by Robert Fass
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  • Carrington, Tucker
  • Grisham, John
  • Fass, Robert
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  • Hayne, Steven
  • West, Michael
  • Brooks, Levon
  • Brewer, Kennedy
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Judicial error
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Trials (Rape)
  • Mississippi
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The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; with a foreword by John Grisham
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-391)
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Contents
The murder of Courtney Smith -- The murder of Christine Jackson -- Investigating the dead -- At the hands of persons unknown -- Setting the stage for the Cadaver King -- Rise of a fiefdom -- The West phenomenon -- Entrenchment -- The trial of Levon Brooks -- Keep that woman under control -- Vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction -- Prayers for relief -- The unraveling -- Redemption and insurrection -- No reckoning
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 52 min., 52 sec.))
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online
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9781478990413
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Label
The cadaver king and the country dentist : a true story of injustice in the American South, Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington ; with a foreword by John Grisham
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-391)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The murder of Courtney Smith -- The murder of Christine Jackson -- Investigating the dead -- At the hands of persons unknown -- Setting the stage for the Cadaver King -- Rise of a fiefdom -- The West phenomenon -- Entrenchment -- The trial of Levon Brooks -- Keep that woman under control -- Vessels of wrath, fitted for destruction -- Prayers for relief -- The unraveling -- Redemption and insurrection -- No reckoning
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 52 min., 52 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478990413
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1026408666
  • (OCoLC)on1026408666
  • 1385676
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