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On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries)
by Alice Goffman
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Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in Americas most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance... (read more)

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The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose
by Jack Shuler
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The hangman's knot is a simple thing to tie, just a rope carefully coiled around itself up to thirteen times. But in those thirteen turns lie a powerful symbol, one of the most powerful in history, and particularly in America, whose relationship to the... (read more)

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Executions in America: Over Three Hundred Years of Crime and Capital Punishment in America
Executions in America: Over Three Hundred Years of Crime and Capital Punishment in America
by Frederick Drimmer
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From the first Pilgrim hanged in 1630 right up to Ted Bundy in 1989, legal execution has been a facet of the American justice system. Now, for the first time ever, the dramatic history of the men and women who have been put to death is vividly portrayed... (read more)

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Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States
by Helen Prejean
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana's Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier's death, the Roman... (read more)

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Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty
Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty
by Austin Sarat
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"How enviable a quiet death by lethal injection," wrote Justice Scalia, in a concurring opinion that denied review of a Texas death penalty case. But is it quiet? Renewed and vigorous debate over the death penalty has erupted as DNA testing has proven... (read more)

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American Lynching
American Lynching
by Ashraf H A Rushdy
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After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined that to comprehend this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the... (read more)

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From Noose to Needle: Capital Punishment and the Late Liberal State (Law, Meaning, and Violence)
From Noose to Needle: Capital Punishment and the Late Liberal State (Law, Meaning, and Violence)
by Timo Kaufman Osborn
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From Noose to Needle contributes a new perspective on the controversial topic of capital punishment by asking how the conduct of state killing reveals broader contradictions in the contemporary liberal state, especially, but not exclusively, in the... (read more)

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Execution's Doorstep: True Stories of the Innocent and Near Damned
Execution's Doorstep: True Stories of the Innocent and Near Damned
by Leslie Lytle
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Execution's Doorstep tells the true stories of five lives trapped in a living nightmare: sentenced to die for a crime they didn't commit. Since capital punishment was reinstated in the mid-1970s, over 120 individuals have been proven wholly innocent of... (read more)

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History of Punishment
History of Punishment
by Lewis Lyons
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Crime has always been apart of human society. It has been punished in many ways: from banishment to flogging and the death penalty. The History of Punishment reviews the penalties imposed in different cultures and times, addressing some intriguing... (read more)

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Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination
Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination
by Michael Flynn
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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, scenes of brutality and torture have appeared in mainstream comedies, dramatic narratives, and action films, for little other reason than to titillate and delight. In these films, torture is devoid of... (read more)

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Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death-Row Survivor
Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death-Row Survivor
by Billy Wayn Sinclair
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As the result of an accidental shooting in a convenience store robbery gone wrong, Billy Wayne Sinclair served 40 years in the Louisiana prison system, six years on death row, before he was released on parole in 2006. Now a senior paralegal, Sinclair... (read more)

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The Autobiography of an Execution
The Autobiography of an Execution
by David R Dow
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Near the beginning of The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow lays his cards on the table. People think that because I am against the death penalty and don't think people should be executed, that I forgive those people for what they did. Well, it... (read more)

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The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice
The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice
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Bill Kurtis, anchor of the wildly popular true-crime TV series Cold Case Files and American Justice, used to support the death penalty. But after observing the machinations of the justice system for thirty years, he came to a stunning realization that... (read more)

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The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Culture of Death Row
The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Culture of Death Row
by Ivan Solotaroff
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In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll Ever See also addresses some of the deeper... (read more)

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Executing Democracy: Volume 1: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 16831807 (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
Executing Democracy: Volume 1: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 16831807 (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
by Stephen J Hartnett
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Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This examination begins in 1683, when William Penn... (read more)

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Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South
Without Mercy: The Stunning True Story of Race, Crime, and Corruption in the Deep South
by David Beasley
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“Without Mercy reads like a John Grisham thriller.” ---David R. Dow, author of The Autobiography of an Execution On December 9, 1938, the state of Georgia executed six black men in eighty-one  minutes in  Tattnall Prisons electric... (read more)

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Death Defying: Dismantling the Execution Machinery in 21st Century U.S.A.
Death Defying: Dismantling the Execution Machinery in 21st Century U.S.A.
by Pam Mcallister
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Capital punishment, renounced as archaic and barbaric by almost all Western countries, is an increasingly hot topic. We watch, bewildered, as a parade of wrongly convicted inmates are freed from death row. Death Defying is a life-embracing, uplifting... (read more)

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Capital Consequences
Capital Consequences
by Rachel King
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Those who support capital punishment often claim that they do so because it provides justice and closure for the victims’ families. In Capital Consequences, attorney Rachel King reminds us that there are other families and other victims who must be... (read more)

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The History of Punishment
The History of Punishment
by Lewis Lyons
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Crime has always been apart of human society. It has been punished in many ways: from banishment to flogging and the death penalty. The History of Punishment reviews the penalties imposed in different cultures and times, addressing some intriguing... (read more)

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The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong
The Injustice System: A Murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong
by Clive Stafford Smith
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An Atlantic Book of the Year and finalist for the Orwell Prize: a riveting true crime tale from the defense attorney who inspired John Grishams The Chamber Legendary criminal defense attorney Clive Stafford Smith has devoted his career to helping save... (read more)

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