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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, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 9780814762189 0814762182 9780814762172 0814762174
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 --
pt. 1. Assessing the prospects for abolition --
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 --
pt. 2. Debating lethal injection --
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 --
pt. 3. Putting the death penalty in context --
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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