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Author Kirchmeier, Jeffrey L., author.

Title Imprisoned by the past : Warren McCleskey and the American death penalty / Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents A death in Dixie -- The trial of Warren McCleskey -- Offie Evans and McCleskey v. Zant -- The first limits : the early American death penalty through the 1850s -- Wars and death penalty abolition : the Civil War through early 1900s -- A time of change : American society and the death penalty 1950s through the 1960s -- Into the courthouse : the 1970s abolition strategy -- A new era : a new U.S. death penalty returns in the late 1970s -- Starting over : executions resume in the 1970s and 1980s -- Lynching and race in America -- Race and the courts -- Warren McCleskey and the Baldus study -- The Supreme Court and McCleskey v Kemp -- Mitigation and reform -- Warren McCleskey & the electric chair -- Other American execution methods -- The unstoppable death penalty after McCleskey into the early 1990s -- New abolitionist voices in the 1990s -- Innocence and the American death penalty -- A moratorium movement emerges in the 1990s -- The early twenty-first century death penalty in the courts -- The early twenty-first century death penalty in U.S. politics -- Escaping from imprisonment of the past -- Epilogue : Warren McCleskey's case and the American death penalty today
Summary 'Imprisoned by the Past' recounts the history of the American death penalty and connects that history to the case of Warren McCleskey. By highlighting the relation between American history and an individual case it provides a unique understanding of the big picture of capital punishment in the context of a compelling human story
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject McCleskey, Warren -- Trials, litigation, etc
McCleskey, Warren.
Capital punishment -- United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Criminology.
Capital punishment.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration.
Law - U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Criminal Law & Procedure - U.S.
United States.
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199967940
Other Titles Warren McCleskey and the American death penalty