The Resource Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty, Jesse Jackson, with Jesse Jackson, Jr

Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty, Jesse Jackson, with Jesse Jackson, Jr

Label
Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty
Title
Legal lynching
Title remainder
racism, injustice, and the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Jackson, with Jesse Jackson, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Legal Lynching is an impassioned rebuttal to advocates of the death penalty: legal executions are unjustly administered, are morally indefensible and fail to deter crime. A comprehensive rejection of the knee-jerk solution to the rise in violent crime, Legal Lynching comprises a history of state-sponsored execution, a consideration of the statistical evidence, an examination of scriptural justification for the taking of a life, and, most chilling, the true-life stories of those condemned to die who were later found to be innocent."--BOOK JACKET. "With eloquent determination, Jackson examines the recent history of the death penalty. He reflects on high-profile cases, such as that of Mumia Abu-Jamal; assesses the state of the opposition movement; and reveals irrefutable discrepancies in the implementation of the death penalty based on race, class, sex, and geography. By giving lie to the notion that justice is administered blindly and fairly in the life-and-death cases, Jackson's exposition is an inspiring call to action."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jackson, Jesse
Dewey number
365.6/6/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
J33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Discrimination in capital punishment
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African Americans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty, Jesse Jackson, with Jesse Jackson, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Marlowe & Co. ed.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781569247617
Lccn
96018842
System control number
  • OCM34745952
  • CARL034745952
Label
Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty, Jesse Jackson, with Jesse Jackson, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-215) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Marlowe & Co. ed.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9781569247617
Lccn
96018842
System control number
  • OCM34745952
  • CARL034745952

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