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Legal lynching : [electronic resource] racism, injustice, and the death penalty / Jesse Jackson with Jesse Jackson, Jr.

By: Jackson, Jesse, 1941-.
Contributor(s): Jackson, Jesse, 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Marlowe & Co., 1996Edition: 1st Marlowe & Co. ed.Description: 224 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1569247617; 9781569247617.Subject(s): Capital punishment -- United States | Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States | Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States | United States -- Race relations | African Americans | Todesstrafe | Rassendiskriminierung | USADDC classification: 364.6/6/0973 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
The roots of capital punishment -- Alternatives to the death penalty -- Innocence and the death penalty: the danger of mistaken executions -- Cruel and unusual punishment: is the death penalty unconstitutional? -- Deadly numbers: race, geography, sex, and the death penalty -- Deterrence, brutalization, and snowstorms -- Poor man's penalty: lack of representation -- Thou shalt not kill: biblical, theological, and moral dimensions of the death penalty -- Faith, popular opinion, and the future of capital punishment -- Appendix: National organizations against the death penalty.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index.

The roots of capital punishment -- Alternatives to the death penalty -- Innocence and the death penalty: the danger of mistaken executions -- Cruel and unusual punishment: is the death penalty unconstitutional? -- Deadly numbers: race, geography, sex, and the death penalty -- Deterrence, brutalization, and snowstorms -- Poor man's penalty: lack of representation -- Thou shalt not kill: biblical, theological, and moral dimensions of the death penalty -- Faith, popular opinion, and the future of capital punishment -- Appendix: National organizations against the death penalty.

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