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Death by design : capital punishment as a social psychological system

Author: Craig Haney
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aiming to draw light on the social and psychological realities behind the death penalty, this work presents empirical data collected in over 25 years of research. This work argues that capital punishment, and the sequence of events that lead to death sentencing itself, are maintained through an elaborate social psychological system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haney, Craig.
Death by design.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004023583
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Haney
ISBN: 0195182405 9780195182408 1602565627 9781602565623 1280428570 9781280428579
OCLC Number: 629769064
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages).
Contents: Series Foreword; Contents; 1 Blinded by the Death Penalty: The Supreme Court and the Social Realities of Capital Punishment; 2 Frameworks of Misunderstanding: Capital Punishment and the American Media; 3 Constructing Capital Crimes and Defendants: Death Penalty Case-Specific Biases and Their Effects; 4 The Fragile Consensus: Public Opinion and Death Penalty Policy; 5 A Tribunal Organized to Convict and Execute? On the Nature of Jury Selection in Capital Cases; 6 Preparing for the Death Penalty in Advance of Trial: Process Effects in Death-Qualifying Capital Juries.
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Responsibility: Craig Haney.

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It is nearly impossible to carry out open, honest discussion of the death penalty because of the clouded discourses that are used to describe it. In this book, Craig Haney presents empirical data  Read more...

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