The top ten death penalty myths: the politics of crime control

Introduction -- Death penalty history and the myth of community bonding -- The myth of the rule of law in capital cases -- The myth of equal justice -- The myth of deterrence -- The myth of fidelity to the Constitution -- The myth of humane execution -- The myth of closure -- The myth of retribution...

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Main Author: Gerber, Rudolph J. (Author)
Other Authors: Johnson, John M.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Westport, Conn. [u.a.] Praeger Publishers 2007
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:Introduction -- Death penalty history and the myth of community bonding -- The myth of the rule of law in capital cases -- The myth of equal justice -- The myth of deterrence -- The myth of fidelity to the Constitution -- The myth of humane execution -- The myth of closure -- The myth of retribution -- The myth of effective crime control -- The myth of the dedicated public servant -- Conclusion
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIX, 239 S.
ISBN:9780275997809