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The road to abolition? : the future of capital punishment in the United States

Author: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains scholarly essays on the possibility that capital punishment might be abolished in the United States in the twenty-first century, discussing the decline in the number of people being sentenced to death, and exploring the idea that life without parole will replace the death penalty in the United States.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 9780814762172 0814762174 9780814762189 0814762182
OCLC Number: 326476011
Description: ix, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : toward and beyond the abolition of capital punishment / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat --
The executioner's waning defenses / Michael L. Radelet --
Blinded by science on the road to abolition? / Simon A. Cole and Jay D. Aronson --
Abolition in the United States by 2050 : on political capital and ordinary acts of resistance / Bernard E. Harcourt --
The beginning of the end? / Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker --
Rocked but still rolling : the enduring institution of capital punishment in historical and comparative perspective / Michael McCann and David T. Johnson --
For execution methods challenges, the road to abolition is paved with paradox / Deborah W. Denno --
Perfect execution : abolitionism and the paradox of lethal injection / Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn --
"No improvement over electrocution or even a bullet" : lethal injection and the meaning of speed and reliability in the modern execution process / Jürgen Martschukat --
Torture, war, and capital punishment : linkages and missed connections / Robin Wagner-Pacifici --
Making difference : modernity and the political formations of death / Peter Fitzpatrick.
Series Title: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Responsibility: edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Austin Sarat.
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Discusses how the death penalty might be abolished, with particular emphasis on the debate over lethal injection as a case study on why and how the elimination of certain forms of execution might  Read more...

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"The Road to Abolition is a collection of work by some of the best researchers on capital punishment assessing the prospects of a future without the death penalty."-Aaron Lorenz,H-Humanitarian Rights Read more...

 
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