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The Resource Merciful judgments and contemporary society : legal problems, legal possibilities, edited by Austin Sarat, (electronic resource)

Merciful judgments and contemporary society : legal problems, legal possibilities, edited by Austin Sarat, (electronic resource)

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Merciful judgments and contemporary society : legal problems, legal possibilities
Title
Merciful judgments and contemporary society
Title remainder
legal problems, legal possibilities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Austin Sarat
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Merciful Judgments in Contemporary Society: Legal Problems/Legal Possibilities explores the tension between law's need for and dependence on merciful judgments and suspicions that regularly accompany them. Rather than focusing primarily on definitional questions or the longstanding debate about the moral worth and importance of mercy, this book focuses on mercy as a part of, and problem, for law. Whether one starts from a worry about rules and discretion, about the attitudes of citizens and their leaders, or ways to undo the past, merciful judgments challenge and perplex, just as they help to sustain, our legal system. Charting these possibilities and problems is the work that this book seeks to do. Here we ask what challenges merciful judgments pose for law? When and why do those judgments encourage and nurture legal ingenuity and resourcefulness? When and why do they precipitate crises and breakdowns in legal authority? This book is a product of The University of Alabama School of Law symposia series on "Law, Knowledge & Imagination." This series explores the ways law is known and imagined in a diverse array of disciplines, including political science, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and science. In addition, books produced through the Alabama symposia explore various conjunctions of law, knowledge, and imagination as they play out in debates about theory and policy and speak to venerable questions as well as contemporary issues"--
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Provided by publisher
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sarat, Austin
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Law and ethics
  • Transitional justice
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Merciful judgments and contemporary society : legal problems, legal possibilities, edited by Austin Sarat, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The place of mercy in legal discourse Robert A. Ferguson; 2. Commentary on chapter 1: response to professor Robert A. Ferguson's the place of mercy in legal discourse Jamie Leonard; 3. Mercy, crime control, and moral credibility Paul H. Robinson; 4. Commentary on chapter 2: thoughts on mercy and self-examination: a response to Paul Robinson William Brewbaker; 5. Defending a role for mercy in a criminal justice system James Staihar and Stephen Macedo; 6. Commentary on chapter 3: commentary on defending a role for mercy in a criminal justice system Pamela Pierson; 7. Actions of mercy Alice Ristroph; 8. Commentary on chapter 4: reflections on Alice Ristroph's actions of mercy Steven H. Hobbs; 9. A Feminist view of mercy, judgment, and the 'exception' in the context of transitional justice Susan H. Williams; 10. Commentary on chapter 5: the interpretative process: feminist reconstructions Timothy Hoff
Control code
EBC807333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 309 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC807333
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL807333
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10521015
  • (CaONFJC)MIL338408
  • (OCoLC)782877070
Label
Merciful judgments and contemporary society : legal problems, legal possibilities, edited by Austin Sarat, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The place of mercy in legal discourse Robert A. Ferguson; 2. Commentary on chapter 1: response to professor Robert A. Ferguson's the place of mercy in legal discourse Jamie Leonard; 3. Mercy, crime control, and moral credibility Paul H. Robinson; 4. Commentary on chapter 2: thoughts on mercy and self-examination: a response to Paul Robinson William Brewbaker; 5. Defending a role for mercy in a criminal justice system James Staihar and Stephen Macedo; 6. Commentary on chapter 3: commentary on defending a role for mercy in a criminal justice system Pamela Pierson; 7. Actions of mercy Alice Ristroph; 8. Commentary on chapter 4: reflections on Alice Ristroph's actions of mercy Steven H. Hobbs; 9. A Feminist view of mercy, judgment, and the 'exception' in the context of transitional justice Susan H. Williams; 10. Commentary on chapter 5: the interpretative process: feminist reconstructions Timothy Hoff
Control code
EBC807333
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 309 p
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC807333
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL807333
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10521015
  • (CaONFJC)MIL338408
  • (OCoLC)782877070

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