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Titel: Facing the Death Penalty. Essays on a cruel ...
Einband: Soft cover
Philadelphia: Temple, 1989. Paperback. xi. 215 pp. Index. Condition : very good. ISBN 0877227217[KEYWORDS: RECHT, *, capital punishment, Todesstrafe, criminal law. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 136371
Inhaltsangabe: Between 1930 and 1967, there were 3,859 executions carried out under state and civil authority in the United States. Since the ten-year moratorium on capital punishment ended in 1977, more than one hundred prisoners have been executed. There are more than two thousand men and women now living on death row awaiting their executions. "Facing the Death Penalty" offers an in-depth examination of what life under a sentence of death is like for condemned inmates and their families, how and why various professionals assist them in their struggle for life, and what these personal experiences with capital punishment tell us about the wisdom of this penal policy. The contributors include historians, attorneys, sociologists, anthropologists, criminologists, a minister, a philosopher, and three prisoners. One of the prisoner-contributors is Willie Jasper Darden, Jr., whose case and recent execution after fourteen years on death row drew international attention. The inter-disciplinary perspectives offered in this book will not solve the death penalty debate, but they offer important and unique insights on the full effects of American capital punishment provisions. While the book does not set out to generate sympathy for those convicted of horrible crimes, taken together, the essays build a case for abolition of the death penalty. Michael L. Radelet is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida and co-author of "Capital Punishment in America: An Annotated Bibliography."
Vom Verlag: An in-depth examination of what life under a sentence of death is like
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