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Wrongful Death Sentences

Rethinking Justice in Capital Cases



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Wrongful Death Sentences by Cathleen Burnett
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What acts truly deserve the death penalty? And how equitably do we apply this ultimate punishment? Cathleen Burnett explores wrongful capital sentencing to offer a sober yet searing critique of the criminal justice procedures and legal criteria involved. Highlighting problems such as the elicitation of false confessions, prosecutors who choose to ignore mitigating factors, and Supreme Court decisions that limit appeals, Burnett shows why those accused of capital crimes frequently fail to receive a fair hearing. Her rigorous and measured analysis underscores the crucial importance of the presumption of innocence in our society's pursuit of justice.
Release date Australia
June 15th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
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