MOST DESERVING OF DEATH AN ANALYSIS OF THE SUPREME COURTS DEATH PENALTY JURISPRUDENCE LAW JUSTICE AND POWER

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Most Deserving Of Death

Author : Kenneth Williams
ISBN : 9781317094067
Genre : Social Science
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The role of capital punishment in America has been criticised by those for and against the death penalty, by the judiciary, academics, the media and by prison personnel. This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence. Using case studies, Kenneth Williams examines issues such as jury selection, ineffective assistance of counsel, the role of race and claims of innocence which affect the Court's decisions and how these decisions are played out in the lower courts, often an inmate's last recourse before execution. Discussing international treaties and their lack of impact on capital punishment in America, this book has international appeal and makes an important contribution to legal scholarship. It also provides a unique understanding of the dynamics of an alarmingly problematic system and will be valuable to those interested in human rights and criminal justice.
Category: Social Science

Transnational Torture

Author : Jinee Lokaneeta
ISBN : 9780814752807
Genre : Law
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Evidence of torture at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and harsh interrogation techniques at Guantánamo Bay beg the question: has the “war on terror” forced liberal democracies to rethink their policies and laws against torture? Transnational Torture focuses on the legal and political discourses on torture in India and the United States—two common-law based constitutional democracies—to theorize the relationship between law, violence, and state power in liberal democracies. Analyzing about one hundred landmark Supreme Court cases on torture in India and the United States, memos and popular imagery of torture, Jinee Lokaneeta compellingly demonstrates that even before recent debates on the use of torture in the war on terror, the laws of interrogation were much more ambivalent about the infliction of excess pain and suffering than most political and legal theorists have acknowledged. Rather than viewing the recent policies on interrogation as anomalous or exceptional, Lokaneeta effectively argues that efforts to accommodate excess violence—a constantly negotiated process—are long standing features of routine interrogations in both the United States and India, concluding that the infliction of excess violence is more central to democratic governance than is acknowledged in western jurisprudence.
Category: Law

Michigan Law Review

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ISBN : UCR:31210013163207
Genre : Law reviews
File Size : 33.51 MB
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Category: Law reviews

Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 3442435420
Genre : Capital punishment
File Size : 50.31 MB
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Category: Capital punishment

The Army Lawyer

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133461785
Genre : Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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Category: Courts-martial and courts of inquiry

The Oxford Companion To The Supreme Court Of The United States

Author : Kermit Hall
ISBN : UOM:49015002896554
Genre : United States--Supreme Court--Encyclopedias
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Hundreds of brief entries cover landmark decisions, important themes and concepts, and controversial issues, and includes profiles of each justice
Category: United States--Supreme Court--Encyclopedias