9780762314676

Studies in Law, Politics and Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780762314676

  • ISBN10:

    0762314672

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-02-29
  • Publisher: Jai

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This volume of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society presents a unique special issue "Is the Death Penalty Dying?." Drawing together an array of distinguished scholars from political science, criminology, sociology, and law, this volume provides a comprehensive assessment of the status of the death penalty in the United States, its past, and its trajectory for the future. Taken together, the work published in this volume exemplifies the kind exciting and innovative work now being done by legal scholars from different disciplines. * A special issue examining the death penalty in the US * Drawing together an array of distinguished scholars from political science, criminology, sociology, and law

Table of Contents

Evolutionary History: The Changing Purposes for Capital Punishment
The Heart Has its Reasons: Examining the Strange Persistence of the American Death Penalty
Rule of Law Abolitionism
Not Wiser After Thirty Five Years of Contemplating the Death Penalty
Facts and Furies: The Antinomies of Facts, Law, and Retribution in the Work of Capital Prosecutors
The Judicial Use of International and Foreign Law in Death Penalty Cases: A Poisoned Chalice?
Death, Unravelled
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