Against Capital Punishment (Innbundet)

The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 266
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780195088380
Omtale Against Capital Punishment
This book is the first full account of anti-death penalty activism in America during the years since the ten-year moratorium on executions ended in 1976. It traces the successful assault on capital punishment during the 1960s and the struggle of abolitionists against the backlash that has steadily gained momentum since the mid-1970s, and diagnoses the reasons for their inability to mobilize widespread opposition to executions. Finally, it assesses the prospects for the future of the death penalty in the United States.

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