How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment Paperback / softback
by Sheldon (University of Texas at Austin, USA) Ekland-Olson, Danielle (Occidental College, USA) Dirks
Part of the Framing 21st Century Social Issues series
Slavery, lynching and capital punishment were interwoven in the United States and by the mid-twentieth century these connections gave rise to a small but well-focused reform movement.
Biased and perfunctory procedures were replaced by prolonged trials and appeals, which some found messy and meaningless; DNA profiling clearly established innocent persons had been sentenced to death.
The debate over taking life to protect life continues; this book is based on a hugely popular undergraduate course taught at the University of Texas, and is ideal for those interested in criminal justice, social problems, social inequality, and social movements. This book is an excerpt from a larger text, Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?, http://www.routledge.com/9780415892476/
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 12 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/11/2011
- Category: Ethical issues: capital punishment
- ISBN: 9780415505192