Appearing at Morristown & Morris Township Library | 3:40 pm – 4:30 pm
To be interviewed by Meredith Taylor Kennedy.
About the author
M. Chris Fabricant is the Innocence Project’s Director of Strategic Litigation and one of the nation’s leading experts on forensic sciences and the criminal justice system. The Netflix documentary The Innocence Files features Fabricant, and his public commentary has been published in every major media outlet. A former public defender and clinical law professor, he has over two decades of experience ranging from litigating death penalty cases in the Deep South to misdemeanors in the South Bronx. Born in New York City and raised in Sedona, Arizona, Fabricant has lived in Brooklyn since graduating from George Washington University Law School in 1997.
MFOB featured book: Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System
Fabricant presents an insider’s journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo, weaving together courtroom battles from Mississippi to Texas to New York City and beyond. From CSI to Forensic Files to the celebrated reputation of the FBI crime lab, forensic scientists have long been mythologized in American popular culture as infallible crime solvers. Juries put their faith in “expert witnesses,” and innocent people have been executed as a result. In 2012, the Innocence Project began searching for prisoners convicted by junk science, and three men, each convicted of capital murder, became Fabricant’s clients.
Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System chronicles the fights to overturn their wrongful convictions and to end the use of the “science” that destroyed their lives. At turns gripping, enraging, illuminating, and moving, Junk Science is a meticulously researched insider’s perspective of the American criminal justice system.