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Evolving standards of decency : popular culture and capital punishment

Author: Mary Welek Atwell
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2004.
Series: Politics, media & popular culture, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Evolving Standards of Decency examines the ways in which popular culture portrays the death penalty. By analyzing literature and film, Atwell argues that capital punishment becomes much more complex when both offenders and victims are presented as fully developed individuals." "Those studying justice issues, corrections, or capital punishment will find this an accessible work that places the stories read in novels  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atwell, Mary Welek, 1943-
Evolving standards of decency.
New York : P. Lang, ©2004
(OCoLC)654178165
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Welek Atwell
ISBN: 0820467111 9780820467115
OCLC Number: 55847523
Description: 178 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The public and capital punishment : past and present --
Ch. 2. "A random assortment of pariahs" : the Supreme Court considers the death penalty --
Ch. 3. Real people and "true-life novels" --
Ch. 4. Novels transformed into films --
Ch. 5. Killing to show that killing is wrong : the death penalty in the movies --
Ch. 6. If words could kill : crime fiction and the death penalty --
Ch. 7. The power of stories.
Series Title: Politics, media & popular culture, v. 10.
Responsibility: Mary Welek Atwell.
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"Evolving Standards of Decency examines the ways in which popular culture portrays the death penalty. By analyzing literature and film, Atwell argues that capital punishment becomes much more complex when both offenders and victims are presented as fully developed individuals." "Those studying justice issues, corrections, or capital punishment will find this an accessible work that places the stories read in novels or seen in movies in the context of the legal system that has the power of life and death."--Jacket.

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