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Life and Death Decision A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty

ISBN-10: 0230600638
ISBN-13: 9780230600638
Edition: 2007
Authors: Scott E. Sundby
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Description: With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors' voices are compelling. From the idealist to the "holdout," the individual stories--of how and why they voted for life or death--drive the narrative. The reader is right there siding with one or another juror in this riveting read. From movies to novels to television, juries fascinate. Focusing on a single case, Sundby sheds light on broader issues, including the roles of race, class, and gender in the justice system. With death penalty cases consistently in the news, this is an important window on how real jurors deliberate about a pressing national issue.

The Idealist
The Chorus
The Holdout
The Twelfth Juror
Looking into the Kaleidoscope
The Utopian Jury Meets Reality
Conclusion

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