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Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Volume 42 / Edition 1
     

Studies in Law, Politics and Society, Volume 42 / Edition 1

by Austin Sarat
 

ISBN-10: 0762314672

ISBN-13: 9780762314676

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

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

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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.

* A special issue examining the death penalty in the US
* Drawing together an array of distinguished scholars from political science, criminology, sociology, and law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762314676
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Series
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

1. Evolutionary History: The Changing Purposes for Capital Punishment
2. The Heart Has its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty
3. Rule of Law Abolitionism
4. Not Wiser After Thirty Five Years of Contemplating the Death Penalty
5. Facts and Furies: The Antinomies of Facts, Law, and Retribution in the Work of Capital Prosecutors.
6. The Judicial Use of International and Foreign Law in Death Penalty Cases: A Poisoned Chalice?
7. Death, Unravelled

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