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Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty

Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty


作者  /  Austin Sarat

出版社 / STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2016/03/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$665

售價 / 9折, NT$ 599

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Gruesome Spectacles tells the sobering history of botched, mismanaged, and painful executions in the U.S. from 1890 to the present. Since the book's initial publication in 2014, the cruel and unusual executions of a number of people on death row, including Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma and Joseph Wood in Arizona, have made headlines and renewed vigorous debate surrounding the death penalty in America. Austin Sarat's book instantly became an essential resource for citizens, scholars, and lawmakers interested in capital punishment—even the Supreme Court, which cited the book in its recent opinion, Glossip v. Gross.

Now in paperback, the book includes a new preface outlining the latest twists and turns in the death penalty debate, including the recent galvanization of citizens and leaders alike as recent botched executions have unfolded in the press. Sarat argues that unlike in the past, today's botched executions seem less like inexplicable mishaps and more like the latest symptoms of a death penalty machinery in disarray. Gruesome Spectacles traces the historical evolution of methods of execution, from hanging or firing squad to electrocution to gas and lethal injection. Even though each of these technologies was developed to "perfect" state killing by decreasing the chance of a cruel death, an estimated three percent of all American executions went awry in one way or another. Sarat recounts the gripping and truly gruesome stories of some of these deaths—stories obscured by history and to some extent, the popular press.







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誠品26碼 /2681315689005
ISBN 13 /9780804799454
ISBN 10 /0804799458
EAN /9780804799454

頁數288
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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