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Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty

Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty (Paperback)

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In Murdering Myths: The Story Behind the Death Penalty, Judith Kay goes beyond the hype and statistics to examine Americans' deep-seated beliefs about crime and punishment. She argues that Americans share a counter-productive idea of justice-that punishment corrects bad behavior, suffering pays for wrong deeds, and victims' desire for revenge is natural and inevitable. Drawing on interviews with both victims and inmates, Kay shows how this belief harms perpetrators, victims, and society and calls for a new narrative that recognizes the humanity in all of us.

History & PoliticsPolitics & government Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publication Date: 03/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9780742523364  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Judith W. Kay is associate professor of religion at the University of Puget Sound.

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