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The Resource Murder on trial : 1620-2002, edited by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, (electronic resource)

Murder on trial : 1620-2002, edited by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, (electronic resource)

Label
Murder on trial : 1620-2002
Title
Murder on trial
Title remainder
1620-2002
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
345.73/02523/09
LC call number
HV6524
LC item number
.M876 2005eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1936-
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  • Asher, Robert
  • Goodheart, Lawrence B.
  • Rogers, Alan
  • ebrary, Inc
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  • Murder
  • Homicide
Summary expansion
This fascinating collection examines murder jurisprudence-"the social rules that govern the arrest, trial, and punishment of people accused of murder-"in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The contributors show how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law by highlighting the ways cultural biases like racism, changing ideas about childhood and insanity, and the ameliorative effects of middle class status and paternal imagery both helped and handicapped persons accused of murder. Such famous cases as the Lizzie Borden axe murder and African American activist Abu-Jamal's murder trial are included
Label
Murder on trial : 1620-2002, edited by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Adjudicating homicide : the legal framework and social norms / Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers -- Cross-cultural "Murther" and retribution in colonial New England / John J. Navin -- Jim Crow justice, the Richmond Planet, and the murder of Lucy Pollard / Michael A. Trotti -- Justice denied : race and the 1982 murder trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal / Dave Lindorff -- Murder and minors : changing standards in the criminal law of Connecticut, 1650-1853 / Nancy H. Steenburg -- Murder and madness : the ambiguity of moral insanity in nineteenth-century Connecticut / Lawrence B. Goodheart -- Mad men and wronged women : murder and the insanity defense in Massachusetts, 1844-2000 / Alan Rogers -- Murder by inches : Shakers, family, and the death of Elder Caleb Dyer / Elizabeth A. De Wolfe -- "He has ravished my poor, simple, innocent wife!" : exploring the meaning of honor in the murder trials of George W. Cole / Laura-Eve Moss -- Bodies of evidence : inquest photography in the trial of Lizzie Borden / Tiffany Johnson Bidler
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000206951
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791463772
Isbn Type
(hardcopy : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000206951
Label
Murder on trial : 1620-2002, edited by Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Adjudicating homicide : the legal framework and social norms / Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers -- Cross-cultural "Murther" and retribution in colonial New England / John J. Navin -- Jim Crow justice, the Richmond Planet, and the murder of Lucy Pollard / Michael A. Trotti -- Justice denied : race and the 1982 murder trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal / Dave Lindorff -- Murder and minors : changing standards in the criminal law of Connecticut, 1650-1853 / Nancy H. Steenburg -- Murder and madness : the ambiguity of moral insanity in nineteenth-century Connecticut / Lawrence B. Goodheart -- Mad men and wronged women : murder and the insanity defense in Massachusetts, 1844-2000 / Alan Rogers -- Murder by inches : Shakers, family, and the death of Elder Caleb Dyer / Elizabeth A. De Wolfe -- "He has ravished my poor, simple, innocent wife!" : exploring the meaning of honor in the murder trials of George W. Cole / Laura-Eve Moss -- Bodies of evidence : inquest photography in the trial of Lizzie Borden / Tiffany Johnson Bidler
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000206951
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780791463772
Isbn Type
(hardcopy : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000206951

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