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How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment-

Author : Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Danielle Dirks
Master eBook ISBN10: 0203127846
Master eBook ISBN13: 978-0-203-12784-1
No of pages : 80
eBook Price : $10.95
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Originally Published : Dec 6, 2011
 

Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement. Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some found messy and meaningless; DNA profiling clearly established innocent persons had been sentenced to death. The debate over taking life to protect life continues; this book is based on a hugely popular undergraduate course taught at the University of Texas, and is ideal for those interested in criminal justice, social problems, social inequality, and social movements.


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