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The Beginning of the End?

Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the prospects for the abolition of death penalty in the United States. It considers the process through which abolition will occur and explains why this process will differ from ... More


Rocked but Still Rolling: The Enduring Institution of Capital Punishment in Historical and Comparative Perspective

Michael McCann and David T. Johnson

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the prospects for complete, sustained, de jure abolition of the death penalty in the United States using a comparative, historical, and institutionalist framework. It considers ... More


The Executioner’s Waning Defenses

Michael L. Radelet

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines what seems to be a national reconsideration of capital punishment in the United States as its opponents continue to score significant victories while proponents of executions ... More


Abolition in the United States by 2050: On Political Capital and Ordinary Acts of Resistance

Bernard E. Harcourt

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter predicts that capital punishment in the United States will be abolished by 2050. While support for the death penalty will not wane in the face of financial cost-benefit analysis or the ... More


Blinded by Science on the Road to Abolition?

Simon A. Cole and Jay D. Aronson

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the role of science in arguments calling for the abolition of the death penalty. It discusses three important milestones of the recent abolitionist struggle in which the ... More


For Execution Methods Challenges, the Road to Abolition Is Paved with Paradox

Deborah W. Denno

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines recent challenges to lethal injection methods in relation to debates about the death penalty in the United States. In particular, it considers how lethal injection challenges ... More


Introduction: Toward and Beyond the Abolition of Capital Punishment

Charles J. Ogletree and Austin Sarat

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book investigates the profound shift in attitudes toward capital punishment in the United States and the emergence of a new abolitionist politics. Drawing on the perspectives of distinguished ... More


Making Difference: Modernity and the Political Formations of Death

Peter Fitzpatrick

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter maps a “road to abolition” of the death penalty that follows the trajectory of modern political formation. It first examines the telos of the “road to abolition” and how self-styled ... More


Perfect Execution: Abolitionism and the Paradox of Lethal Injection

Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn

in The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the paradoxical nature of the lethal injection by focusing on the Supreme Court case Baze v. Rees, which affirmed the constitutionality of Kentucky's execution protocols. It ... More


Disabling Freedom

Daniel LaChance

in Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226066691
eISBN:
9780226066721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066721.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For years, cultural constructions of executable subjects and the killing state have attempted to maintain the death penalty’s sublime possibilities in spite of its increasingly prosaic form. From ... More


The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Charles J. Jr. Ogletree and Austin Sarat (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

At the start of the twenty-first century, America is in the midst of a profound national reconsideration of the death penalty. There has been a dramatic decline in the number of people being ... More


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