Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Road to Abolition?The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Charles J. Jr. Ogletree and Austin Sarat

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814762172

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814762172.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 20 September 2021



Toward and Beyond the Abolition of Capital Punishment

(p.1) Introduction
The Road to Abolition?

Charles J. Ogletree

Austin Sarat

NYU Press

This book investigates the profound shift in attitudes toward capital punishment in the United States and the emergence of a new abolitionist politics. Drawing on the perspectives of distinguished scholars, including long-time experts in the field, the book explores how the death penalty will end and what factors will pave the way for abolition. In particular, it considers whether the death penalty will be replaced with life without parole. The book traces the recent history of the abolitionist movement and various perspectives on the prospects for the abolition of death penalty, along with the importance of the debate about lethal injection in that movement. It also places the debate about the abolition of capital punishment in a broader political and historical context and evaluates the pragmatic compromises that might be required to end capital punishment.

Keywords:   capital punishment, United States, abolitionist politics, death penalty, abolition of death penalty, life without parole, abolitionist movement, lethal injection

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.