Capital Punishment and the American Agenda / Edition 1

Capital Punishment and the American Agenda / Edition 1

by Franklin E. Zimring, Gordon Hawkins
     
 

This book redefines the central political and legal issues of the death penalty in the light of the social, political, and moral conditions of the United States.See more details below

Overview

This book redefines the central political and legal issues of the death penalty in the light of the social, political, and moral conditions of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521378635
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. The Road to 1987: 1. The rest of the Western world; 2. The long-term trend that failed; 3. The death penalty and the Eighth Amendment; 4. A punishment in search of a crime; Part II. Futures and Consequences: 5. A game of chicken; 6. Only in America: some notes on lethal injection; 7. Life in a country that kills; 8. The path to abolition; Appendix: deterrence and the death penalty; Index.

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