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Capital Punishment : Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty (Paperback) (Virginia Leigh Hatch &

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Capital Punishment: Theory and Practice of the Ultimate Penalty is a fair, balanced, and accessible introduction to the greatest moral issue facing the American criminal justice system today. Opening with a unique chapter that outlines the philosophical and theoretical explanations for punishment and its relevance to the death-penalty debate, the authors then explore the wide array of topics in the field.The text covers the history of the death penalty in the U.S. from colonial times to the present day; the relevant landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases fromFurman v. Georgia (1972) onwards; the history of public opinion and how it shapes the debate on capital punishment; the history of U.S. execution methods; deterrence; racial disparity in the application of the death penalty; wrongful convictions; the costs associated with capital punishment; and federal, military, and international death penalties.FEATURESIncorporates "Perspectives from the Field" boxes in most chapters that add valuable insights from people who have been personally involved in capital cases, including a judge, a prosecutor, a neuroscientist, a former death-row resident, and other key practitioners in the fieldExplores the process by which "hard" science (DNA) is used to address exoneration and mitigation, in terms that are understandable to studentsIncludes an in-depth discussion of why we punish wrongdoers, examining why our urge to punish is so strongAn open-access Companion Website provides chapter outlines, chapter learning objectives, sample quiz/exam questions, and links to helpful websites
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Penology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Virginia Leigh Hatch & Anthony Walsh
Language: English
Street Date: November 27, 2015
TCIN: 50645876
UPC: 9780190212681
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-0594
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