The Death of Punishment

Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst
Author: Robert Blecker
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137381337
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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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.

The Forgetting River

A Modern Tale of Survival, Identity, and the Inquisition
Author: Doreen Carvajal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101596813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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The unexpected and moving story of an American journalist who works to uncover her family’s long-buried Jewish ancestry in Spain. Raised a Catholic in California, New York Times journalist Doreen Carvajal is shocked when she discovers that her background may actually be connected to conversos in Inquisition-era Spain , Jews who were forced to renounce their faith and convert to Christianity or face torture and death. With vivid childhood memories of Sunday sermons, catechism, and the rosary, Carvajal travels to the south of Spain, to the centuries-old Andalucian town of Arcos de la Frontera, to investigate her lineage and recover her family’s original religious heritage. In Arcos, Carvajal is struck by the white pueblo's ancient beauty and the difficulty she encounters in probing the town's own secret history of the Inquisition. She comes to realize that fear remains a legacy of the Inquisition along with the cryptic messages left by its victims. Back at her childhood home in California, Carvajal uncovers papers documenting a family of Carvajals who were burned at the stake in the 16th-century territory of Mexico. Could the author’s family history be linked to the hidden history of Arcos? And could the unfortunate Carvajals have been her ancestors? As she strives to find proof that her family had been forced to convert to Christianity six-hundred years ago, Carvajal comes to understand that the past flows like a river through time –and that while the truth might be submerged, it is never truly lost.

America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System


Author: David W. Neubauer,Henry F. Fradella
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 128554496X
Category: Social Science
Page: 648
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Open this book and step into America's court system! With Neubauer and Fradella's best seller, you will see for yourself what it is like to be a judge, a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and more. This fascinating and well-researched book gives you a realistic sense of being in the courthouse, enabling you to quickly gain an understanding of what it is like to work in and be a part of the American criminal justice system. The book's approach, which focuses on the courthouse players, makes it easy to understand each person's important role in bringing a case through the court process. Throughout the book, the authors highlight not only the pivotal role of the criminal courts but also the court's importance and impact on society as a whole. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Congressional Globe


Author: United States. Congress
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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The Death Penalty

An Historical and Theological Survey
Author: James J. Megivern
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1616437928
Category:
Page: N.A
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A comprehensive history of the death penalty in the West that provides more material on capital punishment in Western Christian history than is available in any other work in English.

The Parliamentary History of England from the Earliest Period to the Year 1803

From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled "Hansard's Parliamentary Debates."
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Includes information from the Norman conquest through the 1st session of the 2d Parliament.

The Pictorial History of England: Being a History of the People

As Well as a History of the Kingdom ...
Author: George Lillie Craik
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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A Complete Collection of State-trials, and Proceedings for High-treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Trials
Page: N.A
View: 356
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Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates, During the ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Kingdom of Great Britain ...


Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Every Saturday


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Parliamentary Debates

Official Report : ... Session of the ... Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 5985
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Chambers's Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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An Exposition of All the Books of the Old and New Testaments ...

Wherein Each Chapter is Summed Up in Its Contents : the Sacred Text Inserted at Large in Distinct Paragraphs : Largely Illustrated with Practical Remarks and Observations
Author: Matthew Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bible
Page: N.A
View: 364
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use
Author: William Thomas Brande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 1423
View: 7996
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The Port Folio


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Imperial Magazine, Or, Compendium of Religious, Moral, & Philosophical Knowledge


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The London and China Telegraph


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: East Asia
Page: N.A
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The London Journal: and Weekly Record of Literature, Science, and Art


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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