When the state kills : capital punishment and the American condition /

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Main Author: Sarat, Austin
Format: Book
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2001
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : "If Timothy McVeigh doesn't deserve to die, who does?"
  • The return of revenge : hearing the voice of the victim in capital trials
  • Killing me softly : capital punishment and the technologies for taking life
  • Capital trials and the ordinary world of state killing
  • The role of the jury in the killing state
  • Narrative strategy and death penalty advocacy : attempting to save the condemned
  • To see or not to see : on televising executions
  • State killing in popular culture : responsibility and representation in Dead man walking, Last dance, and The green mile
  • Conclusion : Toward a new abolitionism