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The Death Penalty in America

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The Death Penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau Book Summary:

Collected essays analyze and evaluate the practice of capital punishment, and present arguments for and against it

Debating the Death Penalty

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Debating the Death Penalty by Hugo Adam Bedau,Paul G. Cassell Book Summary:

Experts on both side of the issue speak out both for and against capital punishment and the rationale behind their individual beliefs.

The Courts, the Constitution, and Capital Punishment

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The Courts, the Constitution, and Capital Punishment by Hugo Adam Bedau Book Summary:

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Against the Death Penalty

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Against the Death Penalty by Jon Yorke Book Summary:

This edited volume brings together leading scholars on the death penalty within international, regional and municipal law. It considers the intrinsic elements of both the promotion and demise of the punishment around the world, and provides analysis which contributes to the evolving abolitionist discourse.

Exile and Embrace

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Exile and Embrace by Anthony Santoro Book Summary:

Examining the religious debates and dimensions of the death penalty in America

Executing Justice

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Executing Justice by Lloyd H. Steffen Book Summary:

This compelling book incisively analyzes every philosophical and humanitarian argument about the death penalty. It is a searching study of the ultimate invalidity of all the arguments advanced to justify the ultimate power of the state. The last chapter . . . is a powerful treatment of the reasons why Christianity must logically be opposed to the death penalty. No one is entitled to be heard in the fractious debate about the death penalty until that person has pondered the material discussed in this indispensable book. -- Robert F. Drinan, SJ, Professor of Law Georgetown University Law Center Lloyd Steffen has powerfully explored the moral reasoning of the death penalty. By utilizing the case of Willie Darden, he brings an abstract argument home on a personal level. Finally he poses what this means for those of us who are Christians. What will be your answer? This book provides an excellent consideration of all the available options. -- Rev. Joseph B. Ingle, Nobel Peace Prize nominee for his ministry to persons on death row We have, by now, a shelf of books that offer empirical, constitutional, or political discussions of the death penalty. What we don't have is a comprehensive, accessible, and persuasive evaluation of the death penalty in our society from the moral point of view. Thanks to Lloyd Steffen's new book, that need has been met. He enables us to see in patient detail just how difficult -- if he is right, how impossible -- it is to defend the death penalty on moral grounds. May his argument reach and persuade many! -- Hugo Adam Bedau, editor of The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies There is no moral, legal, or ethical justification for the death penalty, and Executing Justice makes this abundantly clear. Steffen makes a compelling case that America can lift itself into the league of nations that long ago abandoned this barbaric practice. -- Morris Dees, cofounder and chief trial counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Invitation to an Execution

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Invitation to an Execution by Gordon Morris Bakken Book Summary:

Until the early twentieth century, printed invitations to executions issued by lawmen were a vital part of the ritual of death concluding a criminal proceeding in the United States. In this study, Gordon Morris Bakken invites readers to an understanding of the death penalty in America with a collection of essays that trace the history and politics of this highly charged moral, legal, and cultural issue. Bakken has solicited essays from historians, political scientists, and lawyers to ensure a broad treatment of the evolution of American cultural attitudes about crime and capital punishment. Part one of this extensive analysis focuses on politics, legal history, multicultural issues, and the international aspects of the death penalty. Part two offers a regional analysis with essays that put death penalty issues into a geographic and cultural context. Part three focuses on specific states with emphasis on the need to understand capital punishment in terms of state law development, particularly because states determine on whom the death penalty will be imposed. Part four examines the various means of death, from hanging to lethal injection, in state law case studies. And finally, part five focuses on the portrayal of capital punishment in popular culture.

Kant and Applied Ethics

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Kant and Applied Ethics by Matthew C. Altman Book Summary:

Kant and Applied Ethics makes an important contribution to Kant scholarship, illuminating the vital moral parameters of key ethical debates. Offers a critical analysis of Kant’s ethics, interrogating the theoretical bases of his theory and evaluating their strengths and weaknesses Examines the controversies surrounding the most important ethical discussions taking place today, including abortion, the death penalty, and same-sex marriage Joins innovative thinkers in contemporary Kantian scholarship, including Christine Korsgaard, Allen Wood, and Barbara Herman, in taking Kant’s philosophy in new and interesting directions Clarifies Kant’s legacy for applied ethics, helping us to understand how these debates have been structured historically and providing us with the philosophical tools to address them

Death in the Dark

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Death in the Dark by John D. Bessler Book Summary:

A provocative, comprehensive history of American executions from colonial days to the present.

Current Controversies in Criminology

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Current Controversies in Criminology by Ronald John Weitzer Book Summary:

/0-13-094115-8, 9411E-3, Weitzer, Ronald, Current Controversies in Criminology//--> This anthology contains a stimulating mix of articles in the field of criminology, covering 1) the causes of criminal behavior, 2) several new or controversial crimes, and 3) controversial crime fighting methods. It includes both classic works of criminological theory and up to date studies of various crimes and criminal justice responses. The book draws readers into the critical evaluation of the causes of crime and the operations of agencies of control. A three-part organization examines various explanations of criminal behavior, investigates several controversial or “new” types of crime that have generated heated debate in American society, and covers some of the most disputed crime-fighting techniques in America. For individuals interested in the theories and issues of crime and justice.

Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty in Uganda

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Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty in Uganda by Orlando Fernandez Book Summary:

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Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition

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Capital Punishment and Roman Catholic Moral Tradition by Eugene Christian Brugger Book Summary:

What is the Catholic Church's position on the death penalty? How and why has it changed through the ages? Tracing the history of this thorny moral issue, Brugger offers a detailed exegesis of the Church's account of its morality as formulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Guide to Sentencing in South Africa

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The Guide to Sentencing in South Africa by S. S. Terblanche Book Summary:

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Philippiniana Sacra

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Philippiniana Sacra by N.A Book Summary:

Issue for Jan./Apr. 1979 called Special issue; consists of official proceedings of the International Colloquium on Contextual Theology.

The Death Penalty in America

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The Death Penalty in America by Hugo Adam Bedau Book Summary:

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University of Detroit Mercy Law Review

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University of Detroit Mercy Law Review by N.A Book Summary:

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The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

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The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law by N.A Book Summary:

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America's Experiment with Capital Punishment

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America's Experiment with Capital Punishment by Distinguished Teaching Professor School of Criminal Justice University at Albany New York James R Acker Book Summary:

The second edition of America's Experiment with Capital Punishment is an updated and expanded version of the comprehensive first edition. Authored by the country's leading legal and social science scholars, it includes information concerning racial disparities in the administration of the death penalty, wrongful convictions, deterrence, the prediction of future dangerousness, jury decision-making, public opinion about the death penalty, the effects of the capital punishment process on murder victims' and offenders' relatives, death row incarceration, the costs of capital punishment, execution methods, and many other issues. New legal developments are tracked, including the Supreme Court's 2002 decisions prohibiting the execution of mentally retarded offenders (Atkins vs. Virginia) and requiring juries to find all essential facts supporting sentences of death (Ring vs. Arizona); the moratorium on executions imposed by former Illinois Governor Ryan and Ryan's ensuing commutation in January 2003 of all Illinois prisoners under sentence of death; federal habeas corpus policies; and other changes in death penalty laws and practices. Two new chapters have been added to the second edition, one by Professor Richard Wilson analyzing international laws and trends in capital punishment and their implications for the United States, and another by Professor Robert Blecker examining the theological and historical roots of the death penalty and their significance to contemporary capital punishment theory and practice. The volume, comprised of 23 individually authored chapters, remains the most current and comprehensive collection available addressing legal, empirical, political, and philosophical aspects of capital punishment in America.

U.C. Davis Law Review

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U.C. Davis Law Review by University of California, Davis. School of Law Book Summary:

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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States

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Encyclopedia of Capital Punishment in the United States by Louis J. Palmer, Jr. Book Summary:

Focusing on the United States but also addressing issues surrounding capital punishment in almost two hundred other countries, offers entries covering virtually every capital punishment decision rendered by the Supreme Court from its beginning through 1999, and each Supreme Court Justice who has ever rendered a capital punishment opinion.

Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice

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Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice by Joshua Dressler Book Summary:

This encyclopedia deals with not only law, but also sociology, psychology, history and economics. With entries ranging widely from abortion to rape and from family violence to wiretapping, the text offers a true mirror of issues in today's headlines.

Criminal justice review

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The Death Penalty in America

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The Death Penalty in America by Robert M. Bohm Book Summary:

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White Mercy

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White Mercy by Robert Vicat Turrell Book Summary:

Robert Turrell presents a novel approach to the study of capital punishment in 20th-century South Africa. White Mercy focuses on official acts of mercy rather than on miscarriages of justice. Turrell bases his absorbing narrative on a thorough investigation of government statistics, court testimony, and judges' reports. He shows that racism and sexism profoundly influenced death-penalty cases, but not in equal ways. Africans, whom white rulers considered the "weaker" race, and women, whom men called the "weaker" sex, entered a legal realm that both promoted preordained cultural difference and disproportionately granted clemency to females convicted of murder. What will perhaps surprise many readers is that a number of condemned white men went to the gallows because the court believed they exhibited the incorrigible instincts of the "weaker" race. White Mercy stands alone in South African scholarship as the only book-length history of capital punishment. It is also a pioneering study in White Mercy stands alone in South African scholarship as the only book-length history of capital punishment. It is also a pioneering study in the field of gender studies. Turrell's sharp analysis and engrossing vignettes will be welcomed by students in graduate seminars and upper-level undergraduate courses covering a range of themes from race relations and gender studies, to the death penalty and constitutional developments in the United States and South Africa.

Corrections in the 21st Century

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Corrections in the 21st Century by Frank Schmalleger,John Ortiz Smykla Book Summary:

Corrections in the 21st Century takes a practical approach to introducing students to the ideas and practices characteristic of modern corrections. It equips them with the skills necessary to succeed in the field. Its three-pronged approach to corrections includes a thorough description of correctional ideology, including professionalism, policy issues, and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise; a comprehensive overview of correctional practice, including the everyday operations of correctional agencies, prisons, jails, and the procedures of parole and probation; and the development of personal skills that are applicable to the corrections field. A central theme throughout the text is professionalism in corrections. The Tutorial with Simulation Applications that accompanies the text is a browser-based version of the textbook on CD-ROM. It includes key words, activities, and review games. Simulations on the CD present real-world situations for students to apply chapter concepts. Student responses receive immediate feedback regarding the appropriateness of their responses.

Current Law Index

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Current Law Index by N.A Book Summary:

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Focus on Law Studies

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Pro/con

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Pro/con by Sally McFall Book Summary:

A series of essays analyzing questions or dilemmas relating to social issues.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

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Introduction to Criminal Justice by Robert M. Bohm,Keith N. Haley Book Summary:

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Law and Popular Culture

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Law and Popular Culture by Michael D. A. Freeman Book Summary:

'Law and Popular Culture' contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and popular culture. Topics include: law in fiction, law and popular music crime and punishment in popular culture and the law on sexuality and media representations of lesbianism.

Key Correctional Issues

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Key Correctional Issues by Roslyn Muraskin Book Summary:

This reader discusses a broad range of topical correctional issues to present learners with reference points for further discussion. Placing corrections in historical and social contexts, this unique book seeks to connect correctional issues to broader questions concerning the meanings of and rationales for punishment in the 21st century Selections cover various topics such as suicide, religion, technocorrections, the death penalty, women and minority prisoners, alternatives to incarceration and more, For individuals interested in or pursuing a career in corrections.

Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics Symposium

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Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment by A. V. Mandel Book Summary:

Capital punishment will not go away. The latest events bringing the issue to the forefront of society are the Washington snipers, terrorism and the spate of cases of innocent death-row individuals proven by DNA analysis. This vexing societal issue will no doubt be impacted in America by pro-capital punishment views of the present administration in Washington.

Criminal Law

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Criminal Law by Paul H. Robinson Book Summary:

Take a new approach to criminal law, with an innovative casebook that injects human interest into a course many students have found dry or difficult, with Criminal Law: Case Studies and Controversies . The skillful use of case studies as a vehicle for exploring the full range of criminal law makes this casebook distinctly compelling. for each topic area, this carefully crafted text conveys traditional material in a refreshing and engaging new format: a case study provides a detailed story about the people and events leading up To The offense; the text even includes 120 photographs related To The crime stories presented provocative and timely cases from a wide variety of jurisdictions are followed by the then-existing statutes relevant To The case. The Teacher¿s Manual contains an aftermath for each story, plus any court opinions in the case, allowing instructors to compare their in-class legal analysis To The actual resolution treatise-like summary of the law gives students an overview of the law, introduces the underlying theoretical principles, and provides context on the law of the jurisdiction of the section¿s principal case problem cases allow students to test their mastery of the legal summaries exploration of the current controversy in each area of law discussed, with materials that include views on each side of the question, To help develop students' analytic and argument skills to assist instructors in applying the case study method, The Teacher's Manual contains: the aftermath of each case in the text legal analysis of all principal cases and problem cases summary of the arguments on each side of the highlighted controversies teaching suggestions for each section of the book summary sheets for use in class Before you select materials for your next class, make a careful inspection of Criminal Law: Case Studies and Controversies, and see for yourself what an exceptional teaching tool Robinson has created.

The Death Penalty

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The Death Penalty by Gail Stewart Book Summary:

Reviews opposing arguments regarding the death penalty, including whether or not it is just, deters murder, and is applied fairly.

Homicide : a Bibliography

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Homicide : a Bibliography by Bal K. Jerath,Rajinder Jerath,Vandna K. Jerath Book Summary:

"It is an indispensable tool for scholars interested in homicide and related issues such as capital punishment". - David Lester, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. "It is the most complete compendium of homicide research I have every seen." - J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D., Assoc. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. "This book is a very worthwhile one to have for anyone who is seriously interested in learning more about the field of homicide." - Kathleen M. Heide, Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, Professor of Criminology." ..should be of particular interest to colleges and universities with studies in this respect of the social, psychological criminal, and health sciences." - Lyn Dennison, M. L. AHIP, Assistant Director for Library Operations, Greenblatt Library, Medical College of Georgia." ..a peerless compendium of the latest research on homicide." "I recommend this work to anyone who is involved in study of homicide." - Wade C. Meyers, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Departments of Psychiatry, University of Florida." ..acquisition of this remarkable reference is highly recommended to schools, colleges and public libraries." - Docteur Michel Benezech, Chef de Service, Ancien Professeur Associe en Medecine Legal, Professeur Associe de Droit Prive, a l'Universite de Bordeau IV."Homicide, A Bibliography is a valuable book for everyone involved with teaching and research in the field of forensic sciences." - Niuvanniemen Sairaala, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Kuapia, Niuvanniemen Hospital, FIN 70240, Kuopia, Finland.

Death Quest 2

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Death Quest 2 by Robert M. Bohm Book Summary:

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Unjust in the Much

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Unjust in the Much by Calvin Kytle,Daniel H. Pollitt Book Summary:

... The edited transcript of a symposium sponsored by North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty ... held April 17, 1998 ...