Is the Death Penalty Dying?: Special Issue Vol: 42


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780762314676
Published:
18 Jan 2008
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
230 pages - 156 x 234 x 14mm
Series:
Studies in Law, Politics and Society

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This volume of "Studies in Law, Politics, and Society" presents a unique special issue "Is the Death Penalty Dying?." Drawing together an array of distinguished scholars from political science, criminology, sociology, and law, this volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the status of the death penalty in the United States, its past, and its trajectory for the future. Taken together, the work published in this volume exemplifies the kind exciting and innovative work now being done by legal scholars from different disciplines.This is a special issue examining the death penalty in the US. It draws together an array of distinguished scholars from political science, criminology, sociology, and law.
Evolutionary history: The changing purposes for capital punishment. The heart has its reasons: Examining the strange persistence of the American death penalty. Rule of law abolitionism. Not wiser after 35 years of contemplating the death penalty. Facts and furies: The antinomies of facts, law, and retribution in the work of capital prosecutors. The judicial use of international and foreign law in death penalty cases: A poisoned chalice?. Death, unraveled. EDITORIAL BOARD. List of Contributors.

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