Justice Denied: Clemency Appeals in Death Penalty Cases pdf epub fb2

Justice Denied: Clemency Appeals in Death Penalty Cases by Cathleen Burnett epub fb2 djvu

Author: Cathleen Burnett
Title: Justice Denied: Clemency Appeals in Death Penalty Cases
ISBN: 1555535208
ISBN13: 978-1555535209
Other Formats: docx lrf rtf azw
Pages: 262 pages
Publisher: Northeastern (June 13, 2002)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1517 kb
Size FB2 version: 1345 kb
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Sobered by mounting evidence of wrongful convictions in capital cases, both death penalty advocates and abolitionists are calling for a moratorium on executions in the United States. This timely book delves into the difficult questions surrounding the heated public and legal debate about a criminal justice system that risks the state-sanctioned killing of an innocent person. Focusing on executive clemency petitions, the final hope for death row inmates, Cathleen Burnett exposes troubling flaws in the legal process of administering the death penalty. Her in-depth examination of all of the fifty petitions presented to the governors of Missouri since the state reinstated capital punishment in 1977, shows in dramatic detail how the machinery of justice often fails the condemned and their victims alike. Skillfully interweaving her investigation with compelling case studies, Burnett considers particular stages in death penalty convictions to illuminate the mistakes and miscarriages of justice commonly addressed in clemency petitions-police misconduct and false testimony; overzealous prosecution; ineffective defense counsel; judicial prejudice; and state and federal appellate reviews that increasingly neglect the protection of individual rights. Burnett also probes the decision-making process in evaluating clemency petitions, showing how political and other persuasive forces, from the media to the Pope, limit a governor's ability to act as a reliable fail-safe to capital punishment. The powerful stories included here uncover a trail of injustices that will give pause to anyone struggling with the legal and moral dilemmas of the death penalty.

Related EPUB FB2 books to Justice Denied: Clemency Appeals in Death Penalty Cases by Cathleen Burnett
Capital Consequences: Families of the Condemned Tell Their Stories
Capital Consequences: Families of the Condemned Tell Their Stories
Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer
Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer
The Death Penalty: A Debate
The Death Penalty: A Debate
Capital Punishment: The Actors in the Process (The International Library of ...
Capital Punishment: The Actors in the Process (The International Library of ...
Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death-Row Survivor
Capital Punishment: An Indictment by a Death-Row Survivor
The Death Penalty (Overview Series)
The Death Penalty (Overview Series)
A Comparative Analysis of Capital Punishment: Statutes, Policies, Frequenci ...
A Comparative Analysis of Capital Punishment: Statutes, Policies, Frequenci ...
Penalty of Death: The Canadian Experiment
Penalty of Death: The Canadian Experiment
Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition
Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition
Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty
Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty
The Death Penalty: Debating Capital Punishment (Issues in Focus)
The Death Penalty: Debating Capital Punishment (Issues in Focus)
The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United Stat ...
The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United Stat ...