Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is Associate Dean of the Faculty and William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and political Science at Amherst College. He is author or editor of more than 80 books, including When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition; Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution; and Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty.

 

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  1. Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation
    The work at hand for bridging the racial divide in the United States  From Baltimore and Ferguson to Flint and Charleston, the dream of a post-racial era in America has run up against the continuing reality of racial... Learn More
    Published: 24th October 2017
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  2. Punishment in Popular Culture
    The way a society punishes demonstrates its commitment to standards of judgment and justice, its distinctive views of blame and responsibility, and its particular way of responding to evil. Punishment in Popular Culture examines... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2015
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  3. Life without Parole
    Is life without parole the perfect compromise to the death penalty? Or is it as ethically fraught as capital punishment? This comprehensive, interdisciplinary anthology treats life without parole as “the new death penalty.”... Learn More
    Published: 4th June 2012
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  4. When Governments Break the Law
    Recent controversies surrounding the war on terror and American intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought rule of law rhetoric to a fevered pitch. While President Obama has repeatedly emphasized his Administration’s... Learn More
    Published: 20th October 2010
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  5. The Road to Abolition?
    At the start of the twenty-first century, America is in the midst of a profound national reconsideration of the death penalty. There has been a dramatic decline in the number of people being sentenced to death as well as executed,... Learn More
    Published: 18th November 2009
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  6. When Law Fails
    Since 1989, there have been over 200 post-conviction DNA exonerations in the United States. On the surface, the release of innocent people from prison could be seen as a victory for the criminal justice system: the wrong person... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2009
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  7. From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State
    Since 1976, over forty percent of prisoners executed in American jails have been African American or Hispanic. This trend shows little evidence of diminishing, and follows a larger pattern of the violent criminalization of African... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2006
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