Confronting the death penalty how language influences jurors in capital cases (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Confronting the death penalty how language influences jurors in capital cases

Author: Robin Conley Riner
Publisher: New York, N.Y. Oxford University Press 2020
Series: Oxford studies in language and law, 2020: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Conley Riner
ISBN: 9780197545546 0197545548 9780199334162 0199334161
OCLC Number: 1281818922
Description: xii, 237 p.
Contents: Table of Contents ; 1 Introduction: "That's the hardest thing I've ever had to do" ; 2 Doing Death in Texas: Studying jurors in "the death penalty state" ; 3 "I hope I'm strong enough to follow the law": Emotion and objectivity in capital jurors law. ; 4 Facing death: Empathy, emotion and embodied actions in jurors'decisions ; 5 Linguistic distance and the dehumanization of capital defendants ; 6 Agents of the state: Capital jurors' accountability for their sentencing decisions ; 7 Conclusions: Linguistic dehumanization and democracy
Series Title: Oxford studies in language and law, 2020: 1
Responsibility: Robin Conley Riner [aut].

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Dr Riner's approach is a unique one that makes for a compelling read ... a lucid exposition of the contradictions and fallacies that capital jurors must wrestle with in their role within the American Read more...

 
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