Murder Stories: Ideological Narratives in Capital Punishment

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Lexington Books, Jan 1, 2012 - Social Science - 197 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 01 Capital Punishment Conflicts Narrativity Hegemony and Resistance
1
Chapter 02 The American Creed and American Capital Punishment
27
Chapter 03 Death Especially Deregulated
59
Chapter 04 The American Creed in Prosecutor and Defender Narratives
85
Chapter 05 Forgetting the Future
133
Chapter 06 Facts and Furies
157
Epilogue
175
References
183
Index
193
About the Author
197
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About the author (2012)

Paul Kaplan is associate professor in the Program in Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2007. Prior to entering academics, Dr. Kaplan worked as a mitigation investigator on capital cases in California. His primary research area is capital punishment, but he also works on projects involving socio-legal theory, cultural criminology, and comparative law. His work has appeared in journals such as the Law & Society Review, Theoretical Criminology, and Law & Social Inquiry.

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