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Ultimate punishment

a lawyer"s reflections on dealing with the death penalty
  • 164 Pages
  • 3.18 MB
  • 6725 Downloads
  • English
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Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , New York
Capital punishment -- United States, Capital punishment -- Ill

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United States., Illi

StatementScott Turow.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF9227.C2 T87 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination164 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3674072M
ISBN 100374128731
LC Control Number2003007873
OCLC/WorldCa52030296

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Ultimate Punishment, A Lawyers Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty, by Scott Turow. (pp ) Published As the title suggests, this book is about the authors ruminations about the death penalty, specifically about the state laws, law enforcement actions, and judicial practices in /5.

Written with a fine lawyey's feel for fairness and with a superb novelist's gift for telling us truths beyond the power of law's logic to express, Ultimate Punishment is the ultimate statement about the death penalty: to read it is to understand why law alone cannot make us whole.” —Laurence H.

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In Ultimate Punishment, a vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences.

In Ultimate Punishment, a Ultimate punishment book account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's.

Ultimate Punishment is Turow's very personal account of grappling with the issues over the two years that the commission worked. He describes the various issues, and, to some extent how he and the others on the Commission dealt with them.

The death penalty is our harshest punishment (3). It is irrevocable: it ends the existence of those punished, instead of temporarily imprisoning them.

Further, although not intended to cause physical pain, execution is the only corporal punishment still applied to adults (4). Ultimate Punishment is] engaging, and, more important, it speaks to an audience not always considered by death penalty opponents: people, like Turow himself, for whom capital punishment has a strong visceral appeal.

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Sincewhen Illinois had restored the death penalty, men and women had received the ultimate sentence. Yet only 12 of them, all appealings spent, had paid it. Thirteen had been completely exonerated on appeal. The book Ultimate Punishment is Scott Turow's individual description of dealing with the problems in the period that the commission functioned.

He described the different issues, and in some measure, the manner in which he and the others on the Commission coped with them. Ultimate Punishment: A Lawyer's Reflections on Dealing with the Death Penalty by Scott Turow.

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Sober thoughts on capital punishment. Over his years as a prosecutor, bestselling novelist Turow (Reversible Errors,etc.) evolved from holding Aquarian views on human nature to holding Hobbesianwhen it came to the death penalty, he says in this brief collection of ruminations, he knew the cautionary lessons and considered himself an agnostic on the : Scott Turow.

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