Death by design : capital punishment as social psychological system / Craig Haney.
- New York, New York ; Oxford, [England] : Oxford University Press, 2005.
- American Psychology-Law Society series.
American Psychology-Law Society Series
1 online resource (350 p.)
- Capital punishment -- United States.
Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Aiming to draw light on the social and psychological realities behind the death penalty, this work presents empirical data collected in over 25 years of research. This work argues that capital punishment, and the sequence of events that lead to death sentencing itself, are maintained through an elaborate social psychological system.
- Series Foreword; Contents; 1 Blinded by the Death Penalty: The Supreme Court and the Social Realities of Capital Punishment; 2 Frameworks of Misunderstanding: Capital Punishment and the American Media; 3 Constructing Capital Crimes and Defendants: Death Penalty Case-Specific Biases and Their Effects; 4 The Fragile Consensus: Public Opinion and Death Penalty Policy; 5 A Tribunal Organized to Convict and Execute? On the Nature of Jury Selection in Capital Cases; 6 Preparing for the Death Penalty in Advance of Trial: Process Effects in Death-Qualifying Capital Juries
7 Structural Aggravation: Moral Disengagement in the Capital Trial Process 8 Misguided Discretion: Instructional Incomprehension in the System of Death Sentencing; 9 Condemning the Other: Race, Mitigation, and the "Empathic Divide"; 10 No Longer Tinkering With the Machinery of Death: Proposals for Systemic Reform; Concluding Thoughts: Death Is Different; Notes; Index
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-322) and index.
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