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All God S Children

Author : Fox Butterfield
ISBN : 9780307280336
Genre : Social Science
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A profile of Willie Bosket chronicles his first criminal activities at the age of five, his murderous acts that led to the passage of a law allowing teenagers to be tried as a adults, and the legacy of the violent Bosket family. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

All God S Children

Author : Fox Butterfield
ISBN : 9780380728626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A history of the Bosket family describes how it has been significantly affected by racism and violence
Category: Biography & Autobiography

All God S Children

Author : Fox Butterfield
ISBN : UOM:39015054091353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A history of the Bosket family describes how it has been significantly affected by racism and violence, tracing its slave heritage in Edgefield County, South Carolina, through the lives of the present generation. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Children Who See Too Much

Author : Betsy McAlister Groves
ISBN : 0807031399
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Children Who See Too Much is a Beacon Press publication.
Category: Family & Relationships

Honky

Author : Dalton Conley
ISBN : 9780375727757
Genre : Social Science
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A coming-of-age memoir of a white boy growing up in predominantly African-American and Latino housing projects on New York's Lower East Side reveals how race and class were pivotal factors in his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

China

Author : Fox Butterfield
ISBN : 0553345028
Genre : History
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Category: History

Mercy On Trial

Author : Austin Sarat
ISBN : 9781400826728
Genre : Law
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On January 11, 2003, Illinois Governor George Ryan--a Republican on record as saying that "some crimes are so horrendous . . . that society has a right to demand the ultimate penalty"--commuted the capital sentences of all 167 prisoners on his state's death row. Critics demonized Ryan. For opponents of capital punishment, however, Ryan became an instant hero whose decision was seen as a signal moment in the "new abolitionist" politics to end killing by the state. In this compelling and timely work, Austin Sarat provides the first book-length work on executive clemency. He turns our focus from questions of guilt and innocence to the very meaning of mercy. Starting from Ryan's controversial decision, Mercy on Trial uses the lens of executive clemency in capital cases to discuss the fraught condition of mercy in American political life. Most pointedly, Sarat argues that mercy itself is on trial. Although it has always had a problematic position as a form of "lawful lawlessness," it has come under much more intense popular pressure and criticism in recent decades. This has yielded a radical decline in the use of the power of chief executives to stop executions. From the history of capital clemency in the twentieth century to surrounding legal controversies and philosophical debates about when (if ever) mercy should be extended, Sarat examines the issue comprehensively. In the end, he acknowledges the risks associated with mercy--but, he argues, those risks are worth taking.
Category: Law

The Meritocracy Myth

Author : Stephen J. McNamee
ISBN : 9781442219830
Genre : Social Science
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The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. The third edition has been revised and streamlined, with fresh examples and updated statistical information throughout. Chapters eight and nine have been combined into a comprehensive chapter about discrimination as a non-merit barrier to upward mobility. The book also features a new section on “The Great Recession.” The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy. A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, The Meritocracy Myth has become a classroom classic to introduce students to this provocative topic.
Category: Social Science

Criminological Perspectives On Race And Crime

Author : Shaun L. Gabbidon
ISBN : 9781317575900
Genre : Social Science
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Ideal for use in either crime theory or race and crime courses, this is the only text to look at the array of explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more recent derivatives account for racial/ethnic differences. The theoretical perspectives include those based on religion, biology, social disorganization/strain, subculture, labeling, conflict, social control, colonial, and feminism. The author considers which perspectives have shown the most promise in the area of race/ethnicity and crime.
Category: Social Science

Recriminalizing Delinquency

Author : Simon I. Singer
ISBN : 0521629209
Genre : Political Science
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Recriminalizing Delinquency examines attempts to transfer jurisdiction over juveniles accused of violent crime to criminal court.
Category: Political Science