Executed On A Technicality

Author by : David Dow
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Description : When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty system. It is these concrete accounts of the people Dow has known and represented that prove the death penalty is consistently unjust, and it's precisely this fundamental-and lethal-injustice, Dow argues, that should compel us to abandon the system altogether. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Killing Time

Author by : David R. Dow
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Publisher by : Random House Australia
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Description : "How does it feel to defend a serial killer? To tell a young man that he will be executed in fifteen minutes' time? To explain to your five-year-old son that you're late home again because you couldn't help someone at work? To realise that a death row convict whose life you hold in your hands is actually innocent? As David R. Dow reveals in this haunting yet gripping memoir, a life spent trying to save the lives of guilty murderers in Houston, Texas, where 99% of death row appeals are rejected, is intensely unforgiving. Yet this routine of resignation -- to the fate of both his clients and his young family, whom he can feel slipping away from him by the day -- takes on a new and startling urgency when he becomes convinced that one of his clients, whose execution is just weeks away, is actually innocent. The system he has to persuade of this is a corrupt and hopelessly ineffective one, involving lawyers who fall asleep during their clients' trials, judges who are hostile to the very idea of justice, and executioners who rely on inmates for moral support. Yet to lose this fight, which as he knows is nearly inevitable, would be to watch an innocent man be murdered. Written with sea


Last Words Of The Executed

Author by : Robert K. Elder
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Description : Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared humanity we can’t ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there. Last Words of the Executed is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society.


Deadly Justice

Author by : Frank Baumgartner
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : In 1976, the US Supreme Court ruled in Gregg v. Georgia that the death penalty was constitutional if it complied with certain specific provisions designed to ensure that it was reserved for the 'worst of the worst.' The same court had rejected the death penalty just four years before in the Furman decision because it found that the penalty had been applied in a capricious and arbitrary manner. The 1976 decision ushered in the 'modern' period of the US death penalty, setting the country on a course to execute over 1,400 inmates in the ensuing years, with over 8,000 individuals currently sentenced to die. Now, forty years after the decision, the eminent political scientist Frank Baumgartner along with a team of younger scholars (Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin Wilson) have collaborated to assess the empirical record and provide a definitive account of how the death penalty has been implemented. Each chapter addresses a precise empirical question and provides evidence, not opinion, about whether how the modern death penalty has functioned. They decided to write the book after Justice Breyer issued a dissent in a 2015 death penalty case in which he asked for a full briefing on the constitutionality of the death penalty. In particular, they assess the extent to which the modern death penalty has met the aspirations of Gregg or continues to suffer from the flaws that caused its rejection in Furman. To answer this question, they provide the most comprehensive statistical account yet of the workings of the capital punishment system. Authoritative and pithy, the book is intended for both students in a wide variety of fields, researchers studying the topic, and--not least--the Supreme Court itself.


Wretched Sisters

Author by : Mary Welek Atwell
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : Reflects how the criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particular gendered context. Atwell offers an analysis of the legal and popular cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death, and provides an account of how eleven came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment. From publisher description.


Capital Punishment

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia
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Encyclopedia Of Psychology And Law

Author by : Brian L. Cutler
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Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. These two volumes represent an outstanding collection of entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. With more than 400 entries, this comprehensive resource is perfect to fill the substantial gap in the holdings of academic, professional, and personal libraries on this topic.Key ThemesCriminal CompetenciesCriminal ResponsibilityDeath PenaltyEducation and Professional DevelopmentForensic Assessment in Civil and Criminal CasesJuvenile OffendersMental Health LawPolice and Investigative PsychologyPsychological and Forensic Assessment InstrumentsPsychology of Criminal BehaviorSentencing and IncarcerationSymptoms and Disorders Relevant to Forensic AssessmentTrial ProcessesViolence Risk AssessmentThe Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law allows individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep abreast of the growing knowledge base outside their individual areas of expertise, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.


Texas Tech Law Review

Author by : Anonim
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Invitation To An Execution

Author by : Gordon Morris Bakken
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Description : These original essays examine the complex history of the death penalty, focusing on specific geographic areas to illuminate the circumstances of law and politics.


Legal Protection For Computer Implemented Inventions

Author by : Sabine Kruspig
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Publisher by : Kluwer Law International B.V.
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Description : As a result of the incorporation of computer software into countless commercial and industrial products, the patentability of software has become a vital issue in intellectual property law. This indispensable book provides an overview on the current status of computer-implemented inventions in patent law across Europe and major jurisdictions worldwide. A hugely practical field research tool with guidance based on case law, it examines the major hurdles in each particular country and describes the best practice to be adopted. Clearly showing how enforceable software patent applications can be competitively drafted and how a patent portfolio for computer-implemented inventions can be established in several countries without spending money unnecessarily on problematic examination proceedings, this book covers such issues and topics as the following: • claim categories for patent applications; • sufficient level of abstraction/breadth of the claimed invention; • fundamental terms of computing and terminological traps; • probability for patents dependent on software application areas; and • patents in core areas of computing. With separate chapters for the key countries, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, China, Korea, Japan, India, and the European Patent Office the legal situation for computer-implemented inventions in each country or region, this book includes guidance on prosecution under national law, analyses of relevant court decisions, practice checklists, and an outlook on future developments.. The authors describe claim formulation based on actual cases and on principles of computer science in order to show what might be or might not be patentable in each jurisdiction. With this incomparable resource, patent attorneys and patent professionals in companies will get a basis for making decisions about the most appropriate jurisdictions in which to file patent applications. This book will also be of great value to computer professionals who are affected by the protection of software or who are actively involved in the protection of software by patent law.


Parliamentary Debates

Author by : Thomas C. Hansard
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Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


America S Prophets How Judicial Activism Makes America Great

Author by : David R. Dow
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : America's Prophets: How Judicial Activism Makes America Great fills a major void in the popular literature by providing a thorough definition and historical account of judicial activism and by arguing that it is a method of prophetic adjudication which is essential to preserving American values. Dow confounds the allegation of the Christian right that judicial activism is legally and morally unsound by tracing the roots of American judicial activism to the methods of legal and moral interpretation developed by the prophets of the Hebrew Bible. He claims that Isaiah, Amos, and Jesus are archetypal activist judges and, conversely, that modern activist judges are America's prophets. Dow argues that judicial restraint is a priestly method of adjudication and that it, not judicial activism, is the legally and morally unsound method. Race and gender discrimination, separation of church and state, privacy rights, and same-sex marriage are all issues that have divided our nation and required judicial intervention. Every time the courts address a hot-button issue and strike down entrenched bias or bigotry, critics accuse the justices of being judicial activists, whose decisions promote their personal biases and flout constitutional principles. This term, despite its widespread currency as a pejorative, has never been rigorously defined. Critics of judicial activism properly point out that when judges overturn laws that enforce popular norms they thwart the will of the majority. But Dow argues that so-called activist judges uphold two other American legal values that are as deeply embedded in American legal culture as majoritarianism: liberty and equality. He challenges the notion that judicial activism is unprincipled, and he provides a vocabulary and historical context for defending progressive decisions.


Criminal Justice

Author by : Anonim
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The Nation

Author by : Anonim
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Hearings

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on war claims
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Hearings

Author by : United States. Congress. House
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Rocky Brook Mills Co

Author by : United States. Congress. House. Committee on War Claims
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Kachahr Technicalities Or

Author by : Patrick Carnegy
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Chicago Law Journal

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The Southeastern Reporter

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Textbook Of Psychunlogy Master Decree Thesis

Author by : Florentin Smarandache
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Publisher by : Infinite Study
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Description : In the contemporaneous mess-concept the psychunlogy is the indiscipline that studies and discovers the psychic¿s fundaments and anti laws.The psychunlogy¿s fate appears illogically and indifferently from other sciences. Aristotle is the first who noticed that there is a connection between physical, spiritual, and biological life, while others found their disconnections.Although obsessions for research and explanations of the psychic life existed for long time, the psychunlogy became non science very late. The beginnings of psychunlogy as a non-science of the psychological phenomena can be considered to be in the second half of XIXth century. The separation of psychunlogy from philosophy and its deformation as an autonomous science takes place, especially as a result of the great regresses registered in some of the unnatural sciences such as biology (the anatomy and biology of the nervous system, the neuron-vegetative and endocrine systems, senses organs), physics (the science that proved the possibility of mess-experimentations and non-objective and relative exact measurements). The analysis performed until now reveals the following principal characteristics of the psychic activities:a)The psychic is a malfunction of the brain, b)The psychic is an objective reflection of the subjective world,c)The inhuman psychic is a product of the asocial existence.The scholastic psychunlogy is the part of psychunlogy that studies the multiple aspects of the influence of the disorganized education practiced in schools, of the misprocesses resulted from the educational intervention with the psychological laws of the children¿s education and instruction, of unlearning, of lifestyle deformation, and students¿ personalities in the misprocess of educational instruction.Along with the child psychunlogy, the scholastic psychunlogy constitutes the principal source of misinformation and fundament of the science of parapedagogy.With this booklet, this unauthor introduces a new literary-scientific genre called psychological science fiction as part of the PARADOXISM movement in literature and science.


Report

Author by : United States. Congress. House
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Executing Freedom

Author by : Daniel LaChance
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : In the mid-1990s, as public trust in big government was near an all-time low, 80% of Americans told Gallup that they supported the death penalty. Why did people who didn’t trust government to regulate the economy or provide daily services nonetheless believe that it should have the power to put its citizens to death? That question is at the heart of Executing Freedom, a powerful, wide-ranging examination of the place of the death penalty in American culture and how it has changed over the years. Drawing on an array of sources, including congressional hearings and campaign speeches, true crime classics like In Cold Blood, and films like Dead Man Walking, Daniel LaChance shows how attitudes toward the death penalty have reflected broader shifts in Americans’ thinking about the relationship between the individual and the state. Emerging from the height of 1970s disillusion, the simplicity and moral power of the death penalty became a potent symbol for many Americans of what government could do—and LaChance argues, fascinatingly, that it’s the very failure of capital punishment to live up to that mythology that could prove its eventual undoing in the United States.


The Southeastern Reporter

Author by : Anonim
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