Beyond Repair?: America's Death Penalty

Beyond Repair?: America's Death Penalty

by Stephen P. Garvey
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Essays offer a new challenge to the death penalty's legitimacy, in light of new empirical research and case studies, and against the backdrop of international law and recent changes in U.S. domestic law.See more details below

Overview

Essays offer a new challenge to the death penalty's legitimacy, in light of new empirical research and case studies, and against the backdrop of international law and recent changes in U.S. domestic law.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Important and timely, Beyond Repair? presents disturbing findings about the legal system’s inability to administer the death penalty fairly. Especially noteworthy for the new empirical data it brings to bear, this book presents a necessary—and unsettling—look at capital punishment in America today.”—Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union and Professor of Law, New York Law School

“In these essays some of our most knowledgeable students of capital punishment take a hard, no-nonsense look at how it actually operates and what drives America’s passionate refusal either to come to peace with the death penalty or give it up. Vital reading for whoever would understand why it can function only fitfully, peevishly, and perversely.”—Anthony G. Amsterdam, New York University School of Law

“This collection is an indispensable guide to the new learning on the death penalty, and to the reasons why capital punishment has suddenly become one of the nation's most pressing issues of public policy and debate.”—James S. Liebman, Columbia Law School

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822384038
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2002
Series:
Constitutional Conflicts
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,247,763
File size:
1 MB

Related Subjects

What People are saying about this

Anthony G. Amsterdam
In these essays, some of our most knowledgeable students of capital punishment take a hard, no-nonsense look at how it actually operates and what drives America's passionate refusal either to come to peace with the death penalty or give it up. Vital reading for whoever would understand why it can function only fitfully, peevishly and perversely
James S. Liebman
This collection is an indispensable guide to the new learning on the death penalty, and to the reasons why capital punishment has suddenly become one of the nation's most pressing issues of public policy and debate.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >