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The Resource End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice, Brandon L. Garrett

End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice, Brandon L. Garrett

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End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice
Title
End of its rope
Title remainder
how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice
Statement of responsibility
Brandon L. Garrett
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Language
eng
Summary
"When Henry McCollum was condemned to death in 1983 in rural North Carolina, death sentences were commonplace. In 2015, DNA tests set McCollum free. By then, death sentences were as rare as lightning strikes. To most observers this national trend came as a surprise. What changed? Brandon Garrett hand-collected and analyzed national data, looking for causes and implications of this turnaround. End of Its Rope explains what he found, and why the death penalty's demise can be the catalyst for criminal justice reform. No single factor put the death penalty on the road to extinction, Garrett concludes. Death row exonerations fostered rising awareness of errors in death penalty cases, at the same time that a decline in murder rates eroded law-and-order arguments. Defense lawyers radically improved how they litigate death cases when given adequate resources. More troubling, many states replaced the death penalty with what amounts to a virtual death sentence--life without possibility of parole. Today, the death penalty hangs on in a few scattered counties where prosecutors cling to entrenched habits and patterns of racial bias. We can celebrate the death penalty's demise, and we can learn from it. The failed death penalty experiment teaches us how inept lawyering, overzealous prosecution, race discrimination, wrongful convictions, and excessive punishments undermine the pursuit of justice. Garrett makes a strong closing case for what a future criminal justice system might look like if these injustices were remedied"--
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Garrett, Brandon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Capital punishment
  • Judicial error
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Life imprisonment
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Evidence, Criminal
  • Criminals
  • Capital punishment
  • Criminals
  • Defense (Criminal procedure)
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Evidence, Criminal
  • Judicial error
  • Life imprisonment
  • United States
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End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice, Brandon L. Garrett
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Copyright
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
23 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780674970991
Lccn
2017011498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981957927
Label
End of its rope : how killing the death penalty can revive criminal justice, Brandon L. Garrett
Publication
Copyright
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
23 cm
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780674970991
Lccn
2017011498
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981957927

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