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Brandon L. Garrett

Brandon L. Garrett is the inaugural L. Neil Williams, Jr. Professor of Law at Duke University. He is author, most recently, of The Death Penalty: Concepts and Insights (with Lee Kovarsky); End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice; and Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations.

Brandon Garrett Misdemeanor System

The misdemeanor system is four times the size of the felony system. With so many gradations of minor crimes—many involving fines in a very informal process—prejudice and inequality shapes prosecution.

Brandon L. Garrett

DNA is a powerful forensic tool. If only crime labs could be trusted with it.

Brandon L. Garrett