The Resource The Solemn Sentence of Death : Capital Punishment in Connecticut, Lawrence B. Goodheart

The Solemn Sentence of Death : Capital Punishment in Connecticut, Lawrence B. Goodheart

Label
The Solemn Sentence of Death : Capital Punishment in Connecticut
Title
The Solemn Sentence of Death
Title remainder
Capital Punishment in Connecticut
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence B. Goodheart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The first case study of its kind, this book addresses a broad range of questions about the rationale for and application of judicial execution in Connecticut since the seventeenth century. In addition to identifying the 158 people who have been put to death for crimes during the state's history, the author analyzed their social status in terms of sex, race, class, religion, and ethnicity. He looks at the circumstances of the crimes, the weapons that were used, and the victims. He reconstructs the history of Connecticut's capital laws, the changing rituals of executions, and the growing debate over the legitimacy of the death penalty itself. Although the focus is on the criminal justice system, the ethical values of New England culture form the larger context. Goodheart shows how a steady diminution in types of capital crimes, including witchcraft and sexual crimes, culminated in an emphasis on proportionate punishment during the Enlightenment and eventually led to a preference for imprisonment for all capital crimes except first-degree murder. Goodheart concludes by considering why Connecticut, despite its many statutory restrictions on capital punishment and lengthy appeals process, has been the only state in New England to have executed anyone since 1960. -- Back Cover
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1944-
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Goodheart, Lawrence B.
Dewey number
364.6609746
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV8699.U6
LC item number
C848 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Capital punishment
Label
The Solemn Sentence of Death : Capital Punishment in Connecticut, Lawrence B. Goodheart
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Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Introduction: the paradox of capital punishment -- Biblical retribution, 1636/1699 -- The emergence of Yankee justice, 1700/1772 -- The era of Newgate Prison, 1773/1827 -- The debate over capital punishment, 1828/1879 -- The menace of the criminal class, 1880/1929 -- The waning of executions, 1930/1960 -- An unofficial moratorium, 1961/2004 -- The execution of Michael Ross, 2005 -- Epilogue: an unworkable death penalty
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 318 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760246
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (PromptCat)40019263259
  • (MH)012764149-1
  • (SSID)ssj0000606694
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11359772
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000606694
  • (PQKBWorkID)10582632
  • (PQKB)11625400
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4532925
  • (OCoLC)794700513
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse3894
  • (EXLCZ)993240000000065184
Label
The Solemn Sentence of Death : Capital Punishment in Connecticut, Lawrence B. Goodheart
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Introduction: the paradox of capital punishment -- Biblical retribution, 1636/1699 -- The emergence of Yankee justice, 1700/1772 -- The era of Newgate Prison, 1773/1827 -- The debate over capital punishment, 1828/1879 -- The menace of the criminal class, 1880/1929 -- The waning of executions, 1930/1960 -- An unofficial moratorium, 1961/2004 -- The execution of Michael Ross, 2005 -- Epilogue: an unworkable death penalty
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 318 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613760246
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (PromptCat)40019263259
  • (MH)012764149-1
  • (SSID)ssj0000606694
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11359772
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000606694
  • (PQKBWorkID)10582632
  • (PQKB)11625400
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4532925
  • (OCoLC)794700513
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse3894
  • (EXLCZ)993240000000065184

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