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America's death penalty : between past and present

Author: David Garland; Michael Meranze; Randall McGowen
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the historical and theoretical assumptions that have underpinned the discussion of capital punishment in the United States

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Garland; Michael Meranze; Randall McGowen
ISBN: 9780814732670 0814732674 9780814732663 9780814732809 0814732801 0814732666
OCLC Number: 995324667
Notes: Disponible además en formato electrónico.
Description: ix, 232 páginas ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1 Introduction: Getting the Question Right? Ways of Thinking about the Death Penalty Randall McGowen 2 Modes of Capital Punishment: The Death Penalty in Historical Perspective David Garland 3 The Death Penalty: Between Law, Sovereignty, and Biopolitics Michael Meranze 4 Through the Wrong End of the Telescope: History, the Death Penalty, and the American Experience Randall McGowen 5 Hanging and the English Judges: The Judicial Politics of Retention and Abolition Douglas Hay 6 Interposition: Segregation, Capital Punishment, and the Forging of the Post-New Deal Political Leader Jonathan Simon 7 The Convict's Two Lives: Civil and Natural Death in the American Prison Rebecca McLennan About the Contributors Index
Responsibility: edited by David Garland, Michael Meranze, and Randall McGowen.

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