Last Rights

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402754493
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Law

Reverend Joseph Ingle's moving book argues eloquently and passionately against the death penalty, serving as an enduring testament to the inmates who have touched his life. Ingle, a counselor to prisoners on Death Row since 1974, chronicles his experiences working with 12 condemned men and one condemned woman each of whom has since been executed. For more than three decades, he has spread his anti-death penalty message across the country, doggedly referring to what the state calls ?execution” as ?killing.” A man of simple faith, Ingle refuses to see these inmates as anything less than human beings. With a chapter devoted to each of the inmates, Ingle memorializes them without attempting to cleanse the record of their crimes. Instead, he emphasizes the necessity of viewing them as individuals: ?The public needs to see them for who they were and how their love enriched my life,” Ingle writes. ?To their memories and for those who loved them, I offer their stories to the world.” The powerful original foreword by the late William Styron is now preceded by a new introduction by M*A*S*H* star, turned-death-penalty-abolitionist, Mike Farrell.

Last Rights

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402754493
Release Date: 2008-05-06
Genre: Law

Reverend Joseph Ingle's moving book argues eloquently and passionately against the death penalty, serving as an enduring testament to the inmates who have touched his life. Ingle, a counselor to prisoners on Death Row since 1974, chronicles his experiences working with 12 condemned men and one condemned woman each of whom has since been executed. For more than three decades, he has spread his anti-death penalty message across the country, doggedly referring to what the state calls ?execution” as ?killing.” A man of simple faith, Ingle refuses to see these inmates as anything less than human beings. With a chapter devoted to each of the inmates, Ingle memorializes them without attempting to cleanse the record of their crimes. Instead, he emphasizes the necessity of viewing them as individuals: ?The public needs to see them for who they were and how their love enriched my life,” Ingle writes. ?To their memories and for those who loved them, I offer their stories to the world.” The powerful original foreword by the late William Styron is now preceded by a new introduction by M*A*S*H* star, turned-death-penalty-abolitionist, Mike Farrell.

Wretched Sisters

Author: Mary Welek Atwell
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820478830
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Law

Since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976, eleven women have been put to death for murder. Each case involves a personal story with unique tragic elements. Yet common themes reflect how the criminal justice system defines crimes committed by women in a particular gendered context. Wretched Sisters offers an analysis of the legal and popular cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death, and provides an empathetic account of how these eleven came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.

Life Choice The Theory of Just Abortion

Author: Lloyd H. Steffen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781579102562
Release Date: 1999-06-11
Genre: Religion

Is abortion murder or is abortion a choice? An issue which has divided America both politically and religiously, the abortion debate has built opposing walls that make compromise seem impossible. Lloyd Steffen uses compassionate insight and wisdom in analyzing both sides of the abortion debate, and offers a unique platform by which all are invited to reason together.

Against Capital Punishment The Anti Death Penalty Movement in America 1972 1994

Author: Cortland Herbert H. Haines Associate Professor of Sociology State University of New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195351064
Release Date: 1996-02-29
Genre: Social Science

While most western democracies have renounced the death penalty, capital punishment enjoys vast and growing support in the United States. A significant and vocal minority, however, continues to oppose it. Against Capital Punishment is the first full account of anti-death penalty activism in America during the years since the ten-year moratorium on executions ended. Building on in-depth interviews with movement leaders and the records of key abolitionist organizations, this work traces the struggle against the pro-death penalty backlash that has steadily gained momentum since the 1970s. It reviews the conservative turn in the courts which, over the last two decades, has forced death penalty opponents to rely less on the litigation strategies that once served them well. It describes their efforts to mount a broad-based educational and political assault on what they see as the most cruel, racist, ineffective, and expensive manifestation of a criminal justice system gone wrong. Despite the efforts of death-penalty opponents, executions in the United States are on the increase. Against Capital Punishment diagnoses the reasons for the failure to mobilize widespread opposition to executions, and assesses the prospects for opposition to capital punishment in the future of the United States.

Against Capital Punishment

Author: Herbert H. Haines
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198024934
Release Date: 1996-04-11
Genre: Political Science

Built on in-depth interviews with movement leaders and the records of key abolitionist organizations, this work traces the struggle against capital punishment in the United States since 1972. Haines reviews the legal battles that led to the short-lived suspension of the death penalty and examines the subsequent conservative turn in the courts that has forced death penalty opponents to rely less on litigation strategies and more on political action. Employing social movement theory, he diagnoses the causes of the anti-death penalty movement's inability to mobilize widespread opposition to executions, and he makes pointed recommendations for improving its effectiveness. For this edition Haines has included a new Afterword in which he summarizes developments in the movement since 1994.

Criminal Justice

Author: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN: 1561340820
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of


Slouching Toward Tyranny

Author: Joseph B. Ingle
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 9781628941227
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Social Science

As a pastor to Death Row inmates across the South and as a powerful advocate appealing to prison wardens, lawyers, judges, and legislators, Joseph Ingle has come to some shocking conclusions about the United States, champion of human rights throughout the world. He began to recognize another aspect to US history: systematic oppression imposed by the very people who founded the country. After working with death-row inmates in the killing ground of the South, where he had lost over twenty people to the executioner since 1979, Rev. Ingle made his way to Harvard University on a Merrill Fellowship in 1991 where he began a twenty-year process of reading, writing and continued work with the condemned. Here, he began to comprehend what he had been experiencing in the United States, foremost advocate of democratic government and a champion of human rights throughout the world. He found it difficult to even face the contradictions he perceived. And he began to ask whether, in fact, we have to consider the government of our country in terms of tyranny.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641200145
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Dear Martin

Author: Nic Stone
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644405165
Release Date: 2018-04-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

«Absolut unglaublich, ehrlich und herzzerreißend!» Angie Thomas, Autorin von «The Hate U Give» Justyce McAllister ist einer der Besten seiner Klasse, Captain des Debattierclubs und Anwärter auf einen Studienplatz in Yale – doch all das interessiert den Polizisten, der Justyce die Handschellen umlegt, nur wenig. Der Grund für seine Verhaftung: Justyce ist schwarz. Und er lebt in den USA im Jahr 2017. Mit Briefen an sein großes Vorbild Martin Luther King jr. versucht Justyce, dem alltäglichen Rassismus etwas entgegenzusetzen. Und dann ist da noch Sarah-Jane, seine kluge, schöne — und weiße – Debattierpartnerin. Als jedoch sein bester Freund Manny erschossen wird, scheint es, als ob selbst Martin Luther King jr. keine Antwort mehr für Justyce bereithält.

America s Experiment with Capital Punishment

Author: James R. Acker
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015057603162
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Law

Comprises 21 essays which analyze changes in capital punishment and its administration over the last 25 years and explores issues relevant to the present and future of the death penalty in America. The essays address capital punishment public opinion, law and politics, the justice of the death penalty, the utility of the capital sanction, jury decision making, defense counsel, race discrimination, mitigation theory, cost, habeas corpus, victims, the role of mental health professionals, and executive clemency. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.