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Published: 30 September 2010

428 Pages


ISBN: 9780199594993

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Chapter 1 Introduction Table of Contents

Peculiar Institution

America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition

David Garland

  • A major new work by a leading writer on the culture and politics of crime control
  • Gives a seminal account of the politics of punishment in America - essential reading for all those interested in American society and current affairs
  • Presents a compelling picture of the modern operation of capital punishment - its complex cultural meaning and political function
  • Views crime control through the lense of American attitudes to democracy - offering a powerful case study of American democratic theory in action

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