How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment (BOK)

Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Danielle Dirks

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Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some found messy and meaningless; DNA profiling clearly established innocent persons had been sentenced to death. The debate over taking life to protect life continues; this book is based on a hugely popular undergraduate course taught at the University of Texas, and is ideal for those interested in criminal justice, social problems, social inequality, and social movements. This book is an excerpt from a larger text, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?, http://www.routledge.com/9780415892476/

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Danielle Dirks, Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415505192
Antall sider 80 Dimensjoner 17,8cm x 25,4cm x 0,5cm
Vekt 158 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Penology & punishment, Ethical issues: capital punishment