Capital Punishment and the American Agenda / Edition 1by 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
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.
- Cambridge University Press
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- New Edition
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- 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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