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The Resource Ultimate punishment : a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty, Scott Turow

Ultimate punishment : a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty, Scott Turow

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Ultimate punishment : a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty
Title
Ultimate punishment
Title remainder
a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Scott Turow
Title variation
Lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. And as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty for more than a decade, successfully representing two different men convicted in death penalty prosecutions. In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment, from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois Commission that investigated the state's administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 167 death row inmates on his last day in office. Along the way, Turow provides a brief history of America's ambivalent relationship with the ultimate punishment; analyzes the potent reasons for and against it, including the role of the victims' survivors; and tells the powerful stories behind the statistics, as he moves from the governor's mansion to Illinois' Super-Max prison and the execution chamber. This gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, the personalities, and the politics of a fundamental dilemma of our democracy has all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow's celebrated fiction
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turow, Scott
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF9227.C2
LC item number
T87 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
Label
Ultimate punishment : a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty, Scott Turow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-164)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preamble to the Report of the Illinois Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment, April 2002
  • p. 119
Control code
52030296
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780374128739
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003007873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ultimate punishment : a lawyer's reflections on dealing with the death penalty, Scott Turow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [127]-164)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preamble to the Report of the Illinois Governor's Commission on Capital Punishment, April 2002
  • p. 119
Control code
52030296
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780374128739
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003007873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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