Jurors' Stories of Death How America's Death Penalty Invests in Inequality

ISBN-10: 0472068601
ISBN-13: 9780472068609
Authors: Benjamin D. Fleury-Steiner, Benjamin Dov Fleury-Steiner
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"What is most extraordinary about Ben Fleury-Steiner's book is that it seeks to shed light on the 'black box' of capital jury deliberations. Based on a remarkable social science survey of persons who served on capital juries, this volume illuminates the workings of the most closely guarded secret in the criminal justice system." -David Cole, from the Foreword "Perhaps the most powerful, routinely enacted civic ritual in American public life is that of capital punishment. This state-sanctioned extirpation of human life in the collective pursuit of justice is a searing act of civic pedagogy, made legitimate only by the deliberative endorsement of a small group of ordinary citizens-the jury.…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: University of Michigan Press Number of pages: 224 Dimensions: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall Weight: 0.748 lbs. Language: English