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The Resource Capital defense : inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers, Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak

Capital defense : inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers, Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak

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Capital defense : inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers
Title
Capital defense
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inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers
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Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak
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eng
Summary
What motivates someone to make a career out of defending some of the worst suspected killers of our time? In 'Capital Defense', Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak give us a glimpse into the lives of lawyers who choose to work in the darkest corner of our criminal justice system: death penalty cases. Based on in-depth personal interviews with a cross-section of the nation's top capital defense teams, the book explores the unusual few who voluntarily represent society's "worst of the worst." With a compassionate and careful eye, Gould and Barak chronicle the experiences of American lawyers, who-like soldiers or surgeons-operate under the highest of stakes, where verdicts have the power to either "take death off the table" or put clients on "the conveyor belt towards death." These lawyers are a rare breed in a field that is otherwise seen as dirty work and in a system that is overburdened, under-resourced, and overshadowed by social, cultural, and political pressures. Examining the ugliest side of our criminal justice system, 'Capital Defense' offers an up-close perspective on the capital litigation process and its impact on the people who participate in it
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Gould, Jon B
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index present
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non fiction
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Barak, Maya Pagni
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  • Capital punishment
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Capital punishment
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • United States
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Capital defense : inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers, Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 287 pages
Isbn
9781479873753
Lccn
2018026987
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1039210652
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Capital defense : inside the lives of America's death penalty lawyers, Jon B. Gould and Maya Pagni Barak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
v, 287 pages
Isbn
9781479873753
Lccn
2018026987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1039210652

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