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Legal lynching : the death penalty and America's future

Author: Jesse Jackson; Bruce Shapiro
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2001.
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Argues that the death penalty is morally wrong, an ineffective deterrent, and an instrument of a justice system exemplified by systematic legal error and widespread racial bias.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Jackson; Bruce Shapiro
ISBN: 1565846850 9781565846852
OCLC Number: 46928816
Description: xv, 174 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface / Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. --
Introduction : America faces its nightmare --
Death penalty and the American past --
Myths, lies, and deterrence --
Sleeping lawyer syndrome and other tales of justice for the poor --
Question of innocence --
Deadly numbers : race and the geography of execution --
False closure : victim rights versus vengeance rights --
Mark of Cain : faith and the death penalty --
Society of executioners --
Death penalty and America's future : moratorium and beyond --
Afterword : National Death Penalty Moratorium Act of 2001 (Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.).
Responsibility: Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., Bruce Shapiro.
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Argues that the death penalty is morally wrong, an ineffective deterrent, and an instrument of a justice system exemplified by systematic legal error and widespread racial bias.

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