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America's Death PenaltyBetween Past and Present

America's Death Penalty: Between Past and Present

David Garland, Randall McGowen, and Michael Meranze (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732663
eISBN:
9780814733042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732663.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Over the past three decades, the United States has embraced the death penalty with tenacious enthusiasm. While most of those countries whose legal systems and cultures are normally compared to the ... More

Breaking the Devil's PactThe Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

Breaking the Devil's Pact: The Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob

James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743089
eISBN:
9780814743669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In 1988, Manhattan US Attorney Rudolph Giuliani brought a massive civil racketeering suit against the leadership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), at the time possibly the most ... More

Discretionary JusticePardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Carolyn Strange

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479899920
eISBN:
9781479843619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479899920.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did the advent of the penitentiary and the ... More

Habeas Corpus after 9/11Confronting America's New Global Detention System

Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America's New Global Detention System

Jonathan Hafetz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737033
eISBN:
9780814790793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737033.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay has long been synonymous with torture, secrecy, and the abuse of executive power. It has come to epitomize lawlessness and has sparked protracted legal ... More

Hate Thy NeighborMove-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

Jeannine Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791448
eISBN:
9780814760222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791448.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Despite increasing racial tolerance and national diversity, neighborhood segregation remains a very real problem in cities across America. Scholars, government officials, and the general public have ... More

Killing McVeighThe Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty and the Myth of Closure

Jody Lyneé Madeira

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796108
eISBN:
9780814724545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796108.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh detonated a two-ton truck bomb that felled the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. On June 11, 2001, an unprecedented 242 ... More

The New Criminal Justice Thinking

The New Criminal Justice Thinking

Sharon Dolovich and Alexandra Natapoff (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479831548
eISBN:
9781479801800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831548.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This book offers a wide range of theoretical tools for conceptualizing the criminal justice system in general and this historical moment in particular, in which mass incarceration, the War on Drugs, ... More

Prosecution ComplexAmerica's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Prosecution Complex: America's Race to Convict and Its Impact on the Innocent

Daniel S. Medwed

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796245
eISBN:
9780814764350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796245.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

American prosecutors are asked to play two roles within the criminal justice system: they are supposed to be ministers of justice whose only goals are to ensure fair trials—and they are also ... More

Prosecutors in the BoardroomUsing Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Prosecutors in the Boardroom: Using Criminal Law to Regulate Corporate Conduct

Anthony S. Barkow and Rachel E. Barkow (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787038
eISBN:
9780814709375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787038.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In recent years, the Department of Justice has resolved investigations of dozens of Fortune 500 companies via deferred prosecution agreements and non-prosecution agreements, where, instead of facing ... More

The Road to Abolition?The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States

Charles J. Jr. Ogletree and Austin Sarat (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762172
eISBN:
9780814762547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

At the start of the twenty-first century, America is in the midst of a profound national reconsideration of the death penalty. There has been a dramatic decline in the number of people being ... More

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