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The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States (Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Series on Race and Justic)
The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States (Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Series on Race and Justic)
by Charles Jr Ogletree
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Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. ... (read more)

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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture
Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: The Dynamics of Torture
by John Conroy
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An examination of torture (in the name of the state) in three democracies (Israel, Northern Ireland, and the United States) by John Conroy, a Chicago journalist with a strong following among readers who know his previous book (a war diary of life in... (read more)

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Abolition: One Man's Battle Against the Death Penalty
Abolition: One Man's Battle Against the Death Penalty
by Robert Badinter
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Part legal drama, part political procedural, Abolition is above all a passionate argument against the death penalty and the rare story of politicians' willingness to fight for their principles, even against the popular will. Horrified by the guillotine... (read more)

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The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
by Scott Christianson
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“Scott Christianson has masterfully chronicled the history of the use of gas to kill human beings. In doing so, he has shown that the Nazi regime drew strength and comfort from the United States' use of the gas chamber beginning nine years before... (read more)

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The Instruments of Torture
The Instruments of Torture
by Michael Kerrigan
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Torture is associated most closely with the absolute monarchies of history and the totalitarian and dictatorial regimes of the more recent past and present day. The classical world employed it widely though by no means indiscriminately, while in the West... (read more)

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Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America (American Ways)
Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America (American Ways)
by Manfred Berg
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Lynching has often been called America's national crime that has defined the tradition of extralegal violence in America. Having claimed many thousand victims, Judge Lynch holds a firm place in the dark recesses of our national memory.In Popular Justice,... (read more)

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When You Read This They Will Have Killed Me: The Life and Redemption of Caryl Chessman, Whose Execution Shook America
When You Read This They Will Have Killed Me: The Life and Redemption of Caryl Chessman, Whose Execution Shook America
by Alan Bisbort
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When Caryl Chessman appeared on the cover of Time's March 21, 1960 issue, he was the most famous prisoner in America and arguably the best-known in the world. He not only put a face on the issue of capital punishment, he made one of the most remarkable... (read more)

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America Without the Death Penalty
America Without the Death Penalty
by John F Galliher
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A provocative study, with a new preface, of the abolition of capital punishment in the twelve American states that have outlawed it. In 2000, Governor George Ryan of Illinois, a Republican and a supporter of the death penalty, declared a moratorium... (read more)

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Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994
Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994
by Herbert H Haines
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Built on in-depth interviews with movement leaders and the records of key abolitionist organizations, this work traces the struggle against capital punishment in the United States since 1972. Haines reviews the legal battles that led to the short-lived... (read more)

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The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
by Helen Prejean
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Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Relationships
Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Relationships
by Richard Magnus
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This book is based upon contributions from multi-disciplinary agencies, including the courts, police, Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Community Development and Sports (MCDS), VWOS, social workers, educators, as well as foreign contributors who... (read more)

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In Defense of Flogging (11 Edition)
In Defense of Flogging (11 Edition)
by Peter Moskos
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Prisons impose tremendous costs, yet they're easily ignored. Criminals-- even low-level nonviolent offenders-- enter our dysfunctional criminal justice system and disappear into a morass that's safely hidden from public view. Our "tough on crime... (read more)

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Who Owns Death?: Capital Punishment, the American Conscience, and the End of Executions
Who Owns Death?: Capital Punishment, the American Conscience, and the End of Executions
by Robert J Lifton
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The Pope's Travel PlansThree States, Three Views of the Death Penalty Nearly three decades have passed since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty had been applied capriciously and arbitrarily in America. Justice Byron White declared that... (read more)

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Death of Punishment (13 Edition)
Death of Punishment (13 Edition)
by Robert Blecker
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A passionate and counterintuitive defense of the death penalty that asks us to reconsider punishment as the key to reforming our judicial system For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison... (read more)

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Forgiving the Dead Man Walking
Forgiving the Dead Man Walking
by Debbie Morris with Gregg Lewis
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A true, first-person account by the victim who survived the crimes committed by the rapist and killer made famous in the movie Dead Man Walking. Debbie Morris takes readers beyond the story of those crimes and into the journey of her faith as she... (read more)

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The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South
The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South
by Gilbert King
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On May 3, 1946, in St. Martinsville, Louisiana, a seventeen-year-old black boy was scheduled for execution by electric chair. Willie Francis had been charged with murder; his trial had been brief; his death sentence never in doubt. When the executioners... (read more)

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The Ride: A Shocking Murder and a Bereaved Father's Journey from Rage to Redemption
The Ride: A Shocking Murder and a Bereaved Father's Journey from Rage to Redemption
by Brian Macquarrie
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The Ride tells the true story of one of the most gruesome crimes in recent memory—the 1997 abduction and murder of ten-year-old Massachusetts resident Jeffrey Curley—and how his father, Bob Curley, managed to heal the deep wounds of rage and... (read more)

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Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America
Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America
by Anne-Marie Cusac
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The statistics are startling. Since 1973, Americas imprisonment rate has multiplied over five times to become the highest in the world. More than two million inmates reside in state and federal prisons. What does this say about our attitudes toward... (read more)

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Death of Innocents an Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
Death of Innocents an Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
by Sister Helen Prejean
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Sister Helen Prejean was a little-known Roman Catholic nun from Louisiana when in 1993, her first book Dead Man Walking, challenged the way we look at the death penalty in America. It became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was nominated for the... (read more)

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The Mystic Heart of Justice: Restoring Wholeness in a Broken World
The Mystic Heart of Justice: Restoring Wholeness in a Broken World
by Denise Breton
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This philosophical and spiritual look at justice begins, predictably, with a critique of the existing justice system but casts its net widely, examining the pervasive feelings of guilt and failure, the sense of separateness that all external reward-and... (read more)

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