A Wild Justice The Death And Resurrection Of Capital Punishment In America

Author: Evan J. Mandery
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240649
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New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Drawing on never-before-published original source detail, the epic story of two of the most consequential, and largely forgotten, moments in Supreme Court history. For two hundred years, the constitutionality of capital punishment had been axiomatic. But in 1962, Justice Arthur Goldberg and his clerk Alan Dershowitz dared to suggest otherwise, launching an underfunded band of civil rights attorneys on a quixotic crusade. In 1972, in a most unlikely victory, the Supreme Court struck down Georgia’s death penalty law in Furman v. Georgia. Though the decision had sharply divided the justices, nearly everyone, including the justices themselves, believed Furman would mean the end of executions in America. Instead, states responded with a swift and decisive showing of support for capital punishment. As anxiety about crime rose and public approval of the Supreme Court declined, the stage was set in 1976 for Gregg v. Georgia, in which the Court dramatically reversed direction. A Wild Justice is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the Court, the justices, and the political complexities of one of the most racially charged and morally vexing issues of our time.

Dispatches From The Dark Side On Torture And The Death Of Justice

Author: Gareth Peirce
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844677591
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Argues that the British government should release information on its torture program, much as the Obama administration has done in the United States, and goes further to assert that Britain has used illegal means to capture, prosecute, imprison, and torture British Muslim nationals and residents.

Justice In The Shadow Of Death

Author: Michael Davis
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847682706
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With wide public support in 1994, Congress established more than sixty new capital crimes. In Justice in the Shadow of Death, Davis argues that, if the United States is ever to join the majority of the world in abolishing capital punishment, opponents of the death penalty must make a stronger philosophical case against it. He systematically dissects the arguments in favor of capital punishment and demonstrates why they are philosophically superior to opposing arguments. Justice in the Shadow of Death is an important book for philosophers, political theorists, policy analysts, and criminal justice specialists.

Death Work

Author: Vincent E. Henry
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198035848
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In this fascinating new book, Vincent Henry (a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who recently retired to become a university professor) explores the psychological transformations and adaptations that result from police officers' encounters with death. Police can encounter death frequently in the course of their duties, and these encounters may range from casual contacts with the deaths of others to the most profound and personally consequential confrontations with their own mortality. Using the 'survivor psychology' model as its theoretical base, this insightful and provocative research ventures into a previously unexplored area of police psychology to illuminate and explore the new modes of adaptation, thought, and feeling that result from various types of death encounters in police work. The psychology of survival asserts that the psychological world of the survivor--one who has come in close physical or psychic contact with death but nevertheless managed to live--is characterized by five themes: psychic numbing, death guilt, the death imprint, suspicion of counterfeit nurturance, and the struggle to make meaning. These themes become manifest in the survivor's behavior, permeating his or her lifestyle and worldview. Drawing on extensive interviews with police officers in five nominal categories--rookie officers, patrol sergeants, crime scene technicians, homicide detectives, and officers who survived a mortal combat situation in which an assailant or another officer died--Henry identifies the impact such death encounters have upon the individual, the police organization, and the occupational culture of policing. He has produced a comprehensive and highly textured interpretation of police psychology and police behavior, bolstered by the unique insights that come from his personal experience as an officer, his intimate familiarity with the subtleties and nuances of the police culture's value and belief systems, and his meticulous research and rigorous method. Death Work provides a unique prism through which to view the individual, organizational, and social dynamics of contemporary urban policing. With a foreword by Robert Jay Lifton and a chapter devoted to the local police response to the World Trade Center attacks, Death Work will be of interest to psychologists and criminal justice experts, as well as police officers eager to gain insight into their unique relationship to death.

And Justice For None The Life And Death Of An Innocent Man

Author: Mary Ann West
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430308966
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This story of two men wrongfully convicted of the rape/murder of a young woman spans the twenty-four years it took for justice to be served.

Blind Justice

Author: Robin Bowles
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781864488586
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A story of one woman's search for truth and justice.

Theories Of Justice

Author: Stephanie Mar Brettmann
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877964
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What is justice? How do we know justice? How is justice cultivated in society? These are the three questions that guide this critical dialogue with two representatives of the Catholic and Protestant traditions: Karl Barth and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. Though the two thought leaders are shaped within divergent theological traditions and historical contexts, they both appeal to Christian anthropology as a starting point for justice. Their explorations into the nature of humanity yield robust new theories of justice that remain relevant for our contemporary era. The third interlocutor, our female author, brings her own voice fully into the dialogue in the third part of the book in order to address the shortcomings in their theories and build upon their insights, all the while seeking theories of humanity and social justice that result in justice for all persons.

The Death Of Punishment

Author: Robert Blecker
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137381337
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For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, the history and philosophy professor exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives. The Death of Punishment challenges the reader to refine deeply held beliefs on life and death as punishment that flare up with every news story of a heinous crime. It argues that society must redesign life and death in prison to make the punishment more nearly fit the crime. It closes with the final irony: If we make prison the punishment it should be, we may well abolish the very death penalty justice now requires.

O J The Last Word

Author: Gerry Spence
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312195192
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The best-selling, no-holds-barred classic every lawyer, everyone involved in the media, & anyone interested in criminology must read if the failing justice system is to be saved.

This Is Justice

Author: Robert Carson, Jr.
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1615662480
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The tragic death of a police officer. A potential conspiracy involving dangerous narcotics. A body mysteriously surfacing in a river. The deadly effects of domestic violence. These are just a few of the things Robert Carson has seen during his years as a member of the Scott County Sherriff's department's K-9 unit. From a group of detectives sued by the family of a fallen officer to an abusive father taking his own life, The cases that Robert Carson was involved in were never ordinary. In investigating these and various other crimes Robert became privy To The shortcomings of the justice system, As well as just how far human depravity can go. In an effort to set the record straight and defend the honor of honest men, Robert examines the side of law enforcement they don't show on television- the true, grisly reality of crime scenes and trials. Through factual evidence and personal experience Robert incites readers to truly ask, Is This Justice? Robert (Robby) L. Carson Jr. was born in Tennessee but has spent his life on assignments all over the world, from Germany to Thailand. He spent twelve years each in the military and on the police force. These experiences inspired him to write This is Justice?. He now lives in Oneida, Tennessee.