Murder Stories: Ideological Narratives in Capital Punishment
Murder Stories takes on the difficult question of American retention of capital punishment by investigating the elusive role of ideology in the law. As such it is a prime example of contemporary scholarship on the death penalty and law and society.
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Chapter 01 Capital Punishment Conflicts Narrativity Hegemony and Resistance
Chapter 02 The American Creed and American Capital Punishment
Chapter 03 Death Especially Deregulated
Chapter 04 The American Creed in Prosecutor and Defender Narratives
Chapter 05 Forgetting the Future
Chapter 06 Facts and Furies
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