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The Resource American roulette : the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials, Sarah Beth Kaufman

American roulette : the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials, Sarah Beth Kaufman

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American roulette : the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials
Title
American roulette
Title remainder
the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Beth Kaufman
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the death penalty clings stubbornly to life in many states and dies off in others, this first-of-its kind ethnography of capital trials offers a fresh analysis of the inner workings of American death penalty. Sarah Beth Kaufman draws on years of ethnographic and documentary research, including hundreds of hours of courtroom observation in seven states, interviews with prosecutors, and analyses of newspaper coverage of death penalty cases. Her research exposes the logic of a system that is not explained by morality or justice and does not make sense fiscally, emotionally, or as a crime-control strategy, but instead depends on a series of social logics that go beyond the previously acknowledged problems with race and class discrimination. Taking readers inside capital courtrooms across the country, American Roulette contends that the ideals of criminal punishment have been replaced by logics of performance and politics. The result is a network that assembles the power to decide between life and death, all while suggesting that jurors take ultimate responsibility"--
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Kaufman, Sarah Beth
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Capital punishment
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
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American roulette : the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials, Sarah Beth Kaufman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9780520344389
Lccn
2019045949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)1122184678
Label
American roulette : the social logic of death penalty sentencing trials, Sarah Beth Kaufman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 248 pages
Isbn
9780520344389
Lccn
2019045949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122184678

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