dead man walking an eyewitness account of the death penalty in the united states

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Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 0307787699
Genre : Law
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana’s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier’s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to know the families of the victims and the men whose job it was to execute—men who often harbored doubts about the rightness of what they were doing. Out of that dreadful intimacy comes a profoundly moving spiritual journey through our system of capital punishment. Here Sister Helen confronts both the plight of the condemned and the rage of the bereaved, the fears of a society shattered by violence and the Christian imperative of love. On its original publication in 1993, Dead Man Walking emerged as an unprecedented look at the human consequences of the death penalty. Now, some two decades later, this story—which has inspired a film, a stage play, an opera and a musical album—is more gut-wrenching than ever, stirring deep and life-changing reflection in all who encounter it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dead Man Walking

Author : Helen Prejean
ISBN : 032916919X
Genre : Capital punishment
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In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, a convicted killer sentenced to die in Louisiana's electric chair.

Victims Of Dead Man Walking

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ISBN : 1455613614
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Capital Punishment

Author : C. Cliff
ISBN : 1590335317
Genre : Social Science
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The issue of capital punishment is a continually-debated issue because it calls into question the values and direction of society. How is a civilisation supposed to handle lawbreakers? Are some crimes so heinous and some people so dangerous that the death penalty is the only appropriate response? The United States Constitution prohibits 'cruel and unusual punishment', but opinions on whether that includes capital punishment are vehement on both sides. Many states have some form of death penalty, and public opinion seems to indicate support of it in principle. However, many firestorms have erupted recently over the application of the penalty, including the topics of its use on minors and those with mental disabilities. There are also questions raised about how much of a factor race plays in a capital sentence. Internationally, several countries have foresworn the death penalty, with certain countries in Europe and the Americas refusing to extradite criminal suspects (including suspected terrorists) to the US if capital punishment is a possible sentence. With such politically flammable and ethically challenging issues hanging over it, capital punishment is a vitally important issue t

Dante To Dead Man Walking

Author : Raymond A. Schroth
ISBN : 082941634X
Genre : Religion
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In this award-winning book, now in paperback, Schroth discusses fifty works - from books of the Old Testament to contemporary works - that challenge the social conscience and raise moral and religious issues in a provocative way.

Imprisoned By The Past

Author : Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier
ISBN : 9780199967933
Genre : Law
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In 1987, the United States Supreme Court decided a case that could have ended the death penalty in the United States. Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty examines the long history of the American death penalty and its connection to the case of WarrenMcCleskey, revealing how that case marked a turning point for the history of the death penalty. In this book, Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier explores one of the most important Supreme Court cases in history, a case that raised important questions about race and punishment, and ultimately changed the way weunderstand the death penalty today. McCleskey's case resulted in one of the most important Supreme Court decisions in U.S. history, where the Court confronted evidence of racial discrimination in the administration of capital punishment. The case currently marks the last time that the Supreme Court had a realistic chance of completelystriking down capital punishment. As such, the case also marked a turning point in the death penalty debate in the country. Going back nearly four centuries, this book connects McCleskey's life and crime to the issues that have haunted the American death penalty debate since the first executions by early settlers through the modern twenty-first century death penalty. Imprisoned by the Past ties together three uniqueAmerican stories. First, the book considers the changing American death penalty across centuries where drastic changes have occurred in the last fifty years. Second, the book discusses the role that race played in that history. And third, the book tells the story of Warren McCleskey and how his lifeand legal case brought together the other two narratives.

Continuing The Struggle For Justice

Author : Barry Krisberg
ISBN : 9781452278957
Genre : Social Science
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This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD's development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.

Through The Glass

Author : Shannon Moroney
ISBN : 9781471112775
Genre : Fiction
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Social Justice Handbook

Author : Mae Elise Cannon
ISBN : 9780830837151
Genre : Religion
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"Every day we are confronted by challenging societal problems, from poverty and institutional racism to AIDS and homelessness. It can all seem so overwhelming. But while none of us can do everything, all of us call do something. This handbook will help you discover what you can do." "Mae Elise Cannon provides a comprehensive resource for Christians committed to social justice. She presents biblical rationale for justice and explains a variety of Christian approaches to doing justice. Tracing the history of Christians in social engagement, she lifts out role models and examples from the Great Awakenings to the civil rights movement. A wide-ranging catalog of topics gives background information about justice issues at home and abroad." "The handbook includes dozens of practical exercises for taking action, highlighting how Christians and churches can make a difference. Also included are spiritual practices and resources to help us move from immobility to advocacy." "God has always worked through his peopleto accomplish improbable tasks. This handbook is an essential companion for living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with your God."--BOOK JACKET.

Response

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ISBN : WISC:89073125361
Genre : Women in missionary work
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