The Death Of Punishment: Searching For Justice Among The Worst Of The Worst

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The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst

For twelve years Robert Blecker, a criminal law professor, wandered freely inside Lorton Central Prison, armed only with cigarettes and a tape recorder. The Death of Punishment tests legal philosophy against the reality and wisdom of street criminals and their guards. Some killers' poignant circumstances should lead us to mercy; others show clearly why they should die. After thousands of hours over twenty-five years inside maximum security prisons and on death rows in seven states, the history and philosophy professor exposes the perversity of justice: Inside prison, ironically, it's nobody's job to punish. Thus the worst criminals often live the best lives.

Specifications of The Death of Punishment: Searching for Justice among the Worst of the Worst

AuthorRobert Blecker
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date2013-11-19
Height9.63 inch.
Length6.51 inch.
Width1.07 inch.
Weight1.05 pounds.

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