Bibliographic Details

The road to abolition? : the future of capital punishment in the United States / edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Austin Sarat.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, c2009.
Description ix, 374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Series Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice
Subject Capital punishment -- United States.
Capital punishment.
United States.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7902250
Other authors / contributors Ogletree, Charles J.
Sarat, Austin.
ISBN 9780814762172 (cl : alk. paper)
0814762174 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814762189 (pb : alk. paper)
0814762182 (pb : alk. paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : toward and beyond the abolition of capital punishment / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat
  • Pt. I. Assessing the prospects for abolition. The executioner's waning defenses / Michael L. Radelet
  • Blinded by science on the road to abolition? / Simon A. Cole and Jay D. Aronson
  • Abolition in the United States by 2050 : on political capital and ordinary acts of resistance / Bernard E. Harcourt
  • The beginning of the end? / Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker
  • Rocked but still rolling : the enduring institution of capital punishment in historical and comparative perspective / Michael McCann and David T. Johnson
  • Pt. II. Debating lethal injection. For execution methods challenges, the road to abolition is paved with paradox / Deborah W. Denno
  • Perfect execution : abolitionism and the paradox of lethal injection / Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn
  • "No improvement over electrocution or even a bullet" : lethal injection and the meaning of speed and reliability in the modern execution process / Jürgen Martschukat
  • Pt. III. Putting the death penalty in context. Torture, war, and capital punishment : linkages and missed connections / Robin Wagner-Pacifici
  • Making difference : modernity and the political formations of death / Peter Fitzpatrick.