The Death Penalty: Influences and Outcomes, Volume 1

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Austin Sarat
Ashgate, Jan 1, 2005 - Law - 600 pages
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Unsurprisingly, much of the social science research agenda on the death penalty is centered in the United States, a country that permits federal government and state governments to use death as a punishment for homicide. Scholars designed the agenda to speak on issues thought to be important in the ongoing campaign against capital punishment. Here they have focused on the adequacy of the philosophical justifications and policy rationales offered in support of the death penalty, and have also examined the outcomes of capital punishment to determine whether the process lives up to certain legal and political standards.

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Contents

American Public Opinion on the Death Penalty
193
PART HI THE CULTURAL LIFE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
223
Cinematic Depictions of Capital
259
Copyright

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Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College. Thomas R. Kearns is William H. Hastie Professor of Philosophy & Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, & Social Thought, Amherst College.

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