Jurors' Stories of Death How America's Death Penalty Invests in Inequality
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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
"What is most extraordinary about Ben Fleury-Steiner's book is that it seeks to shed light on the 'black box' of capital jury deliberations. Based on a remarkable social science survey of persons who served on capital juries, this volume illuminates the workings of the most closely guarded secret in the criminal justice system." -David Cole, from the Foreword "Perhaps the most powerful, routinely enacted civic ritual in American public life is that of capital punishment. This state-sanctioned extirpation of human life in the collective pursuit of justice is a searing act of civic pedagogy, made legitimate only by the deliberative endorsement of a small group of ordinary citizens-the jury. More...
|Race Politics, Punishment, and the Bureaucracy of Death|
|Story Worlds of Death|
|Voices of Resistance|
|Conclusion: Pawns of the State|
|A Politics of the Insiders|
|A Closer Look at African American Capital Jurors|
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