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“A Fate Worse than Death”: Reform, Abolition, and Life without Parole in Anti–Death Penalty Discourse

Bryan J. Mccann

in Working for Justice: A Handbook of Prison Education and Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037702
eISBN:
9780252094965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037702.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter contends that antiprison and anti-death penalty activists need to reexamine their rhetorical habits and political strategies if they hope to achieve any lasting change in the nation's ... More


Cause Lawyers: Advocating Mercy’s Law

Arzoo Osanloo

in Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691172040
eISBN:
9780691201535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172040.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter reflects on the work of criminal defense lawyers. Although engaged in forgiveness work, particularly post-sentencing, lawyers occupy a distinct position in relation to other actors. ... More


Mediating Mercy: The Affective Lifeworlds of Forgiveness Activists

Arzoo Osanloo

in Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691172040
eISBN:
9780691201535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172040.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter assesses social workers' diverse approaches to the affective labor that forgiveness work entails. A range of social workers, from pious religious actors to secular anti-death penalty ... More


Epilogue: When Mercy Seasons Justice

Arzoo Osanloo

in Forgiveness Work: Mercy, Law, and Victims' Rights in Iran

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691172040
eISBN:
9780691201535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172040.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This epilogue looks at the modern bureaucratic state. It considers what it means for a state's regulatory scheme to be comprised of such a range of free-roaming and diverse actors who operate in a ... More


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