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Images of Discipline

Mary Angela Bock

in Seeing Justice: Witnessing, Crime and Punishment in Visual Media

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190926977
eISBN:
9780190927011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926977.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter studies the way criminal punishment has been presented visually over time, starting with the last public hanging in the United States, then examining the way contemporary executions are ... More


Going, Going, Gone: The Death of Capital Punishment in the 21st Century

Marc Bookman

in Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190937232
eISBN:
9780197541562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937232.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter explores the diminishing use of the death penalty in the United States in the modern era. During the early 1800s, executions were practically celebrations, with merchants selling ... 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


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