Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty (BOK)

Scott Turow

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As a pioneer of the modern legal novel and a criminal lawyer, Scott Turow has been involved with the death penalty for more than a decade, including successfully representing two different men convicted in death-penalty prosecutions. In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Along the way, he provides a brief history of America's ambivalent relationship with the ultimate punishment, analyzes the potent reasons for and against it, including the role of the victims' survivors, and tells the powerful stories behind the statistics, as he moves from the Governor's Mansion to Illinois' state-of-the art 'super-max' prison and the execution chamber.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Scott Turow
Forlag
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ISBN 9781447254577
Antall sider 176 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 1,1cm
Vekt 133 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Penology & punishment, Sentencing & punishment, Ethical issues: capital punishment