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The Heart of the Other?

Sarah Tyson

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the United States, life without parole (LWOP) has become the leading alternative to the death penalty. However, we have compelling reason to be suspicious what passes for the abolition of the ... More


Prosecuting and Punishing Parricide Offenders

Kathleen M. Heide

in Understanding Parricide: When Sons and Daughters Kill Parents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195176667
eISBN:
9780199979028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176667.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses issues related to charging and prosecuting parricide offenders. It includes a discussion on juvenile parricide offenders who were sentenced to death when that was legally ... More


The Origins of LWOP in California

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 1 turns to the Californian Congress where opponents of the death penalty first lobbied for LWOP before legislators. It critically examines the period during which the idea of sentencing ... More


Kids Will Be Kids … Until They Grow Out of It

Gideon Yaffe

in The Age of Culpability: Children and the Nature of Criminal Responsibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198803324
eISBN:
9780191841514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803324.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers and rejects two arguments for leniency towards child criminals. According to the first, child criminals should be treated leniently since their bad behavior springs from ... More


Campaigning for LWOP

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 2 explores the broader political sphere and focuses on the strategies developed by two of the most vocal organizations involved in the Savings Accountability and Full Enforcement (SAFE) ... 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


Prisoners’ Experiences of LWOP

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 4 sheds light on the punishment’s extreme severity. It is commonly assumed that LWOP differs from traditional death sentences because it preserves prisoners’ lives. Drawing on the 299 letters ... More


Making the SHU Fit (for Purpose)

Ian O’Donnell

in Prisoners, Solitude, and Time

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199684489
eISBN:
9780191793653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684489.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The official goals of supermax include incapacitation, deterrence, and filtering out the ‘worst of the worst’ so that regimes for the remaining prisoners can be relaxed. There is little evidence that ... More


Introduction

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The introductory chapter lays out the puzzle surrounding life without the possibility of parole (LWOP). LWOP holds a unique place in the landscape of extreme forms of punishment. It stands at the ... 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


Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Marion Vannier

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment offers a new explanation for how penal reforms and those driving them can end up normalizing, in the sense of making the public view as acceptable, incredibly severe ... 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


A Moratorium Movement Emerges in the 1990s

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In the 1990s, as new voices spoke out against the death penalty and society discovered innocent people among the condemned, many Americans changed their views about capital punishment. Out of these ... More


Settling and Pleading for LWOP

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In courtrooms, defence attorneys, too, rely on LWOP to avoid a death sentence for their client. In examining sentencing pathways, Chapter 3 finds that very little space is given to prosecutors, ... More


Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment

Marion Vannier

in Normalizing Extreme Imprisonment: The Case of Life Without Parole in California

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198827825
eISBN:
9780191866555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827825.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The concluding Chapter 5 offers a new explanation for how reforms and those driving them can end up normalizing, in the sense of making the public view as acceptable, incredibly severe punitive ... More


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