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Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974
Rebel and a Cause Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California 1948-1974
Author: Theodore Hamm
Theodore Hamm uses the 1960 execution of Caryl Chessman as a lens for examining how politics and debates about criminal justice became a volatile mix that ignited postwar California. The effects of those years continue to be felt as the state's three-strikes law and expanding prison-construction program spark heated arguments over rehabilita...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780520224285
ISBN-10: 0520224280
Publication Date: 11/5/2001
Pages: 231
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Publisher: University of California Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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