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Published: 29 January 2015

448 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199967933

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Imprisoned by the Past

Warren McCleskey, Race, and the American Death Penalty

Prof. Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

  • Examines the long history of the American death penalty and its connection to the case of Warren McCleskey, one of the most important Supreme Court cases in history.
  • Provides one of the most thorough examinations of the history of the American death penalty.
  • Gives readers an understanding of the historical forces behind abolition and adoption of death penalty.
  • Provides a unique understanding of the death penalty in the context of a compelling human story.

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new Preface with up-to-date legislative developments that focus on race, the death penalty, and our criminal justice system.

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