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Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment and the Making of America, 1835-1843 (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment and the Making of America, 1835-1843 (Rhetoric & Public Affairs)
by Stephen John Hartnett
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This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against... (read more)

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Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff
Crime, Punishment, and Responsibility: The Jurisprudence of Antony Duff
by Rowan Cruft
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For many years, Antony Duff has been one of the world's foremost philosophers of criminal law. This volume collects essays by leading criminal law theorists to explore the principal themes in his work. In a response to the essays, Duff clarifies and... (read more)

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The Contexts of Juvenile Justice Decision Making: When Race Matters
The Contexts of Juvenile Justice Decision Making: When Race Matters
by Michael J. Leiber
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-220) and index.... (read more)

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The Hangman's Knot: Lynching, Legal Execution, and America's Struggle with the Death Penalty
The Hangman's Knot: Lynching, Legal Execution, and America's Struggle with the Death Penalty
by Eliza Steelwater
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Public executions were once commonplace American spectacles. In one instance, Puritan clergymen convicted and executed nineteen people for the "crime" of witchcraft. On the other side of the country many years later, San Francisco's city fathers held... (read more)

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The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Private Life of the American Death Penalty
The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Private Life of the American Death Penalty
by Ivan Solotaroff
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In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to 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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Who Deserves to Die?: Constructing the Executable Subject
Who Deserves to Die?: Constructing the Executable Subject
by Austin Sarat
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Essays from a workshop held at Amherst College in 2008 investigate the cultural categories through which our legal and political systems construct an image of the 'executable subject,' someone who deserves to die as opposed to someone whose life is... (read more)

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Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty?
Life Without Parole: America's New Death Penalty?
by Charles J Jr Ogletree
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Is life without parole the perfect compromise to the death penalty? Or is it as ethically fraught as capital punishment? This comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology treats life without parole as “the new death penalty.” Editors Charles J.... (read more)

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The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four
The Wrong Guys: Murder, False Confessions, and the Norfolk Four
by Tom Wells
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A compulsively readable true-crime tale, with a damning argument about the relationship between the death penalty and false confessions, based on an Innocence Project case. "It's time for Virginia's governor to do something about the Norfolk Four... (read more)

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Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
Surviving Justice: America's Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated
by Voice Of Witness Pro
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Collecting the voices and stories of the exonerees for whom life is forever framed by extraordinary injustice, this first title in the Voice of Witness Project series of oral narratives is a joint project between "McSweeney's" and the University of... (read more)

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A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
by Evan J. Mandery
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Mandery takes on the Supreme Court's landmark death penalty cases of the '60s and '70s and succeeds at an exceptionally difficult task: writing an engaging legal nonfiction book for general readers. This book gives the reader a balanced picture of the... (read more)

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No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
by Edward Humes
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After being granted access by court, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes surveys the largely futile attempts of LA to deal with juvenile crime.... (read more)

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Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? the Experts from Both Sides Make Their Best Case
Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? the Experts from Both Sides Make Their Best Case
by Hugo Adam Bedau
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When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue... (read more)

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Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice
Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice
by Bill Kurtis
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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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Violent Offenders: Appraising & Managing Risk (Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences)
Violent Offenders: Appraising & Managing Risk (Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences)
by Vernon L Quinsey
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Violent Offenders explores the prediction of violence, the study of clinical decision making, and the literature on treatment -- outcome and program evaluation.... (read more)

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Death Penalty in America
Death Penalty in America
by Hugo Adam Bedau
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InThe Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject,provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating... (read more)

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Lord High Executioner: An Unshamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind
Lord High Executioner: An Unshamed Look at Hangmen, Headsmen, and Their Kind
by Howard Engel
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In Lord High Executioner, Howard Engel produces a wonderfully wise and witty social history of the men and women who represent our agents of death, and who have done our dirty work over the centuries.... (read more)

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Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America
Death in the Dark: Midnight Executions in America
by John Bessler
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Executions in the United States are hidden from public view. Laws severely restrict the number of witnesses and journalists, and television cameras are forbidden in prison execution chambers. Capital punishment is cloaked in added secrecy because... (read more)

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Texas Death Row: Executions in the Modern Era
Texas Death Row: Executions in the Modern Era
by Sunriver Cartel
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No other state has executed as many people as Texas has. Texas Death Row is the first book to present the basic facts concerning each of the individuals executed in Texas since the reinstitution of the death penalty in 1974.... (read more)

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Lord High Executioner: An Eccentric Examination of Hangmen, Headsmen, Branders, Whippers...
Lord High Executioner: An Eccentric Examination of Hangmen, Headsmen, Branders, Whippers...
by Howard Engel
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In Lord High Executioner, Howard Engel produces a wonderfully wise and witty social history of the men and women who represent our agents of death, and who have done our dirty work over the centuries.... (read more)

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The Killing State: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture
The Killing State: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture
by Austin Sarat
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Over 7,000 people have been legally executed in the United States this century, and over 3,000 men and women now sit on death rows across the country awaiting the same fate. Since the Supreme Court temporarily halted capital punishment in 1972, the death... (read more)

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