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Hegemonic Individualism and Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation.

By: Kleinstuber, Ross.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Law, Justice and Power: Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014Description: 1 online resource (184 p.).ISBN: 9781472425607.Subject(s): Capital punishment -- Social aspects -- United States | Extenuating circumstances -- United States | Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States -- Decision makingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hegemonic Individualism and Subversive Stories in Capital MitigationDDC classification: 345.73/0773 | 345.730773 LOC classification: KF9227.C2 K58 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; IntroductionAmerican Individualism and Capital Punishment; Dunn and Kaplan's Theory of Hegemonic Individualism; Ewick and Silbey's Sociology of Narrative; The Current Study; 1Individualism and Capital Sentencing: What We Know and What We Hope to Learn; Mitigation and the Supreme Court; The Presentation of Mitigating Evidence; Capital Jurors and Individualism; Judicial Decision Making; The Delaware Study; 2Hegemonic Tales of Individual Responsibility in Capital Mitigation
"Not an Intentional Killing": Culpability and Individualism in Capital Mitigation"The Only Way He'll Leave Prison Will Be in a Coffin"; Conclusion; 3Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation; "Not Born a Natural-Born Killer": Subverting Hegemonic Discourses; Contextualizing Mitigation in Life Cases; Contextualizing Mitigation in Death Cases; Humanizing Defendants' Relationships; Conclusion; 4"You Still Don't Kill Somebody": Hegemonic Individualism and Jurors' Sentencing Recommendations; The Question of Intent: How Jurors Decide on Punishment; Why Do Jurors Focus on Culpability?
A Note on Humanizing EvidenceConclusion; 5"A Premeditated Intent to Kill": Hegemonic Tales in Judicial Sentencing Opinions; Sparing the Least Responsible; Death to the Most Responsible; Alan's Trial: A Subversive Story; Conclusion; Conclusion: Individualism, Public Policy, and the Future of Capital Punishment; The Importance of These Findings; Limitations; Policy Recommendations and the Future of Capital Punishment; Appendix:Cjp3 Interview Instrument; References; Index
Summary: This book offers an in-depth sociological examination of the use of individualizing and contextualizing accounts throughout the entire mitigation process of capital sentencing. The studies are based on cases presented by capital defense attorneys and experts from trials in Delaware and illuminate the challenges involved in structuring a death penalty that is not arbitrary in a culture that is overwhelmed by individualizing discourses and thus struggles to account for the entrenched racial and economic inequality that is so conducive to lethal violence.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; IntroductionAmerican Individualism and Capital Punishment; Dunn and Kaplan's Theory of Hegemonic Individualism; Ewick and Silbey's Sociology of Narrative; The Current Study; 1Individualism and Capital Sentencing: What We Know and What We Hope to Learn; Mitigation and the Supreme Court; The Presentation of Mitigating Evidence; Capital Jurors and Individualism; Judicial Decision Making; The Delaware Study; 2Hegemonic Tales of Individual Responsibility in Capital Mitigation

"Not an Intentional Killing": Culpability and Individualism in Capital Mitigation"The Only Way He'll Leave Prison Will Be in a Coffin"; Conclusion; 3Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation; "Not Born a Natural-Born Killer": Subverting Hegemonic Discourses; Contextualizing Mitigation in Life Cases; Contextualizing Mitigation in Death Cases; Humanizing Defendants' Relationships; Conclusion; 4"You Still Don't Kill Somebody": Hegemonic Individualism and Jurors' Sentencing Recommendations; The Question of Intent: How Jurors Decide on Punishment; Why Do Jurors Focus on Culpability?

A Note on Humanizing EvidenceConclusion; 5"A Premeditated Intent to Kill": Hegemonic Tales in Judicial Sentencing Opinions; Sparing the Least Responsible; Death to the Most Responsible; Alan's Trial: A Subversive Story; Conclusion; Conclusion: Individualism, Public Policy, and the Future of Capital Punishment; The Importance of These Findings; Limitations; Policy Recommendations and the Future of Capital Punishment; Appendix:Cjp3 Interview Instrument; References; Index

This book offers an in-depth sociological examination of the use of individualizing and contextualizing accounts throughout the entire mitigation process of capital sentencing. The studies are based on cases presented by capital defense attorneys and experts from trials in Delaware and illuminate the challenges involved in structuring a death penalty that is not arbitrary in a culture that is overwhelmed by individualizing discourses and thus struggles to account for the entrenched racial and economic inequality that is so conducive to lethal violence.

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