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- DescriptionFor courses in Capital Punishment, The Death Penalty, Policy Analysis/Policy Evaluation/Public Policy and Social Problems. Based on empirical evidence, Death Nation offers a fair and reasoned analysis of capital punishment as it is actually practiced in the United States. It includes a discussion of death penalty history, an analysis of the death penalty law and a discussion of various policy implications. Rather than present philosophical or moral arguments, it presents findings from a survey administered to dozens of capital punishment experts throughout the United States. Included in the book are fact check sections that analyze these expert opinions for accuracy based on available empirical evidence.
- Author BiographyMatthew Robinson is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Appalachian State University. His main areas of interest include criminological theory, crime prevention, the death penalty, the war on drugs, and injustices of the criminal justice system. He is author of Justice Blind? Ideals and Realities of American Criminal Justice (Prentice Hall, 2005) and Why Crime? An Integrated Systems Theory of Antisocial Behavior (Prentice Hall, 2004). He is also Past President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.
- Author(s)Matthew B. Robinson
- PublisherPearson Education (US)
- Date of Publication22/02/2007
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationUpper Saddle River
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrentice Hall
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight553 g
- Width178 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
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