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Life without parole [electronic resource] : America's new death penalty? / edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Austin Sarat.

Contributor(s): Ogletree, Charles J | Sarat, Austin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2012Description: 1 online resource (ix, 334 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780814762493 (electronic bk.); 0814762492 (electronic bk.); 9780814723999 (electronic bk.); 0814723993 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Parole -- United States | Life imprisonment -- United States | Capital punishment -- United States | LAW -- General | LAW -- Criminal Law -- General | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- PenologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Life without parole.DDC classification: 364.6/5 Other classification: LAW000000 | LAW026000 | SOC004000 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pt. 1. Life without parole in context -- pt. 2. Prospects for reform.
Summary: "Is life without parole the perfect compromise to the death penalty? Or is it as ethically fraught as capital punishment? This comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology treats life without parole as "the new death penalty." Editors Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat bring together original work by prominent scholars in an effort to better understand the growth of life without parole and its social, cultural, political, and legal meanings. What justifies the turn to life imprisonment? How should we understand the fact that this penalty is used disproportionately against racial minorities? What are the most promising avenues for limiting, reforming, or eliminating life without parole sentences in the United States? Contributors explore the structure of life without parole sentences and the impact they have on prisoners, where the penalty fits in modern theories of punishment, and prospects for (as well as challenges to) reform"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Is life without parole the perfect compromise to the death penalty? Or is it as ethically fraught as capital punishment? This comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology treats life without parole as "the new death penalty." Editors Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat bring together original work by prominent scholars in an effort to better understand the growth of life without parole and its social, cultural, political, and legal meanings. What justifies the turn to life imprisonment? How should we understand the fact that this penalty is used disproportionately against racial minorities? What are the most promising avenues for limiting, reforming, or eliminating life without parole sentences in the United States? Contributors explore the structure of life without parole sentences and the impact they have on prisoners, where the penalty fits in modern theories of punishment, and prospects for (as well as challenges to) reform"--Provided by publisher.

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Pt. 1. Life without parole in context -- pt. 2. Prospects for reform.

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