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A life and death decision : a jury weighs the death penalty

Author: Scott E Sundby
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors' voices are compelling. From the idealist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sundby, Scott E., 1958-
Life and death decision.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(DLC) 2004058692
(OCoLC)56826213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott E Sundby
ISBN: 9781403978509 1403978506 1403961182 9781403961181 1281363952 9781281363954
OCLC Number: 123450733
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 220 pages)
Contents: The foreperson --
The chorus --
The holdout --
The twelfth juror --
Looking into the kaleidoscope --
The utopian jury meets reality --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Scott E. Sundby.

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With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors' voices are compelling. From the idealist to the " holdout, " the individual stories-- of how and why they voted for life or death-- drive the narrative. The reader is right there siding with one or another juror in this riveting read. From movies to novels to television, juries fascinate. Focusing on a single case, Sundby sheds light on broader issues, including the roles of race, class, and gender in the justice system. With death penalty cases consistently in the news, this is an important window on how real jurors deliberate about a pressing national issue.

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