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The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence Paperback – January 7, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0521715249 ISBN-10: 0521715245 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521715245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521715249
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Although a number of writers have discussed the problem and consequences of convicting the innocent and sentencing them to death, the authors of The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence take an interesting and decisively different approach in explaining the current state of the death penalty in the United States."
- Priscilla H. M. Zotti, Law and Politics Review

Book Description

In theory, most Americans continue to support the death penalty. But since 1996, death sentences in America have declined more than 60 percent. The discovery of innocence, and the acknowledgment of fallibility of our justice system, may spell the end of capital punishment in America.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angela D. Holland on March 3, 2010
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The book was very informative. The numbers and stats can bog you down a little when reading it, but overall the book has a clear cut thesis which is easily distinguishable through out the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. L. Yates on March 26, 2011
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This book carefully studies and shows the power of the idea of innocence in ending the death penalty.

There are many arguments against the death penalty, and it is troubling to many of us who have opposed it all of our lives that so many people in the USA continue to support it, even as the world has turned against it.

However, the idea that the system might execute an innocent person has a particular power to reach people in this country -- a power that is carefully researched in this book. As a new staffer for Witness to Innocence, working with people who served time on Death Row before their innocence was established, I have seen this power face to face. I have seen people have their minds changed as they listen to another human being who was sentenced to death, spent years or even decades on Death Row, and then were proven to be innocent.

Anyone reading this book will learn a lot not only about the death penalty, but about public opinion in the US.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on April 22, 2013
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This book is written in a clear manner and is very comprehensible. Dr. Baumgartner and co-authors perform ground-breaking research that is sure to change some opinions on the death penalty.
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