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by Scott E. Sundby

  • Author: Scott E. Sundby
  • ISBN: 1403961182
  • ISBN13: 978-1403961181
  • ePub: 1481 kb | FB2: 1344 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Criminal Law
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; First Edition edition (April 16, 2005)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 469
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A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty ePub download

Scott Sundby's book is a must read for anyone interested in the death penalty in the United States

Scott Sundby's book is a must read for anyone interested in the death penalty in the United States.

Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors' voices are compelling. From the idealist to the "holdout," the individual stories-of how and why they voted for life or death-drive the narrative. Scott E. Sundby is the Sydney and Frances Lewis professor of law, Washington and Lee University, and has worked on both the prosecution and defense sides in a variety of criminal cases and has testified as an expert witness on the death penalty and other legal issues.

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A Life and Death Decision. A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty. St. Martin's Griffin. Like Sherlock Holmes, Sundby peers deep into the jury box and the mind of each juror to follow the Byzantine process used to send another human being to a grisly death.

His book, A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty, focuses on the human .

His book, A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty, focuses on the human side of the decision by listening to how different jurors from the same case describe their jury's decision to impose a death sentence. The jurors' stories in the book open a window to how real jurors make the death penalty decision, while also providing insights into broader issues concerning the death penalty, including the roles of race, gender, and personal experience in a juror's decision whether to vote for life or death.

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A Life and Death Decision: A Jury Weighs the Death Penalty. With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice. Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. A Life and Death Decision - Scott E.

With a life in the balance, a jury convicts a man of murder and now has to decide whether he should be put to death. Twelve people now face a momentous choice.Bringing drama to life, A Life and Death Decision gives unique insight into how a jury deliberates. We feel the passions, anger, and despair as the jurors grapple with legal, moral, and personal dilemmas. The jurors’ voices are compelling. From the idealist to the “holdout,” the individual stories—of how and why they voted for life or death—drive the narrative. The reader is right there siding with one or another juror in this riveting read.From movies to novels to television, juries fascinate. Focusing on a single case, Sundby sheds light on broader issues, including the roles of race, class, and gender in the justice system. With death penalty cases consistently in the news, this is an important window on how real jurors deliberate about a pressing national issue.
Aradwyn
This is a great book and insight on what impacts jurors. As a criminal defender I found this book incredibly useful and compelling. Sundby has great insights on the jury psyche.
Pringles
This is a decent criminal justice book and it is an easy read. More than likely you are getting this book because it is required for a class. It gives a in depth look at what jurors on capital cases go through. I would recommend this if you have to read it for a class but maybe not so much for leisure reading.
Moronydit
Required for class! But it is a good book, that is very well written!
Grarana
Great insight. Had to read for a college coarse on the Death Penalty. Very eye opening and not boring to read.
Angana
I read this book in my work as an attorney, but recommend it to anyone looking for insight into the legal system and how juries decide cases. Extremely thought provoking.
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Mr_Mix
Scott Sundby's book is a must read for anyone interested in the death penalty in the United States. It takes years of research by the Capital Jury Project and encapsulates it into two case studies. The cold statistics come to life as Sundby relates how different factors influence the life and death decisions that go on across America in death penalty trials through the eyes of each juror on the panel. A real eye opener. It should be required reading in every law school and for every lawyer who defends death penalty cases.
Sundby's book takes the reader beyond abstractions about how capital punishment decisions are made, and provides a rare and consistently fascinating account of how two actual juries reach their decisions. The book is filled with insights about the legal and emotional dynamics of the jury room and the courtroom in death penalty cases. It pulls off a couple of very difficult feats. It treats all the jurors interviewed with respect and understanding, and should be equally informative for those with strong feelings for or against the death penalty and for those who are undecided. In addition, it manages to convey quite a bit of valuable information about the death penalty and the criminal justice system in a way that should be accessible and interesting for those with or without a background in the law. In short, a must-read for anyone who wants a better understanding of the American system of capital punishment, or of jury decision-making in general.
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