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Ogletree, Charles J.

Works: 141 works in 248 publications in 1 language and 9,176 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies 
Roles: Narrator, Moderator, Host, Editor, Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: KF4757, 364.65
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Most widely held works by Charles J Ogletree
Life without parole America's new death penalty? by Charles J Ogletree ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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.' Editors Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat bring together original work by prominent scholars in an effort to better understand the growth of life without parole and its social, cultural, political, and legal meanings. What justifies the turn to life imprisonment? How should we understand the fact that this penalty is used disproportionately against racial minorities? What are the most promising avenues for limiting, reforming, or eliminating life without parole sentences in the United States? Contributors explore the structure of life without parole sentences and the impact they have on prisoners, where the penalty fits in modern theories of punishment, and prospects for reform"-- Back cover
Beyond the Rodney King story : an investigation of police conduct in minority communities ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The road to abolition? : the future of capital punishment in the United States by Charles J Ogletree ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains scholarly essays on the possibility that capital punishment might be abolished in the United States in the twenty-first century, discussing the decline in the number of people being sentenced to death, and exploring the idea that life without parole will replace the death penalty in the United States
When law fails : making sense of miscarriages of justice by Charles J Ogletree ( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays that view wrongful convictions not as random mistakes but as organic outcomes of a misshaped larger system that is rife with faulty eyewitness identifications, false confessions, biased juries, and racial discrimination. Together the contributors reveal the dramatic consequences as well as the daily realities of breakdowns in the law's ability to deliver justice swiftly and fairly, and calls on us to look beyond headline-grabbing exonerations to see how failure is embedded in the legal system itself
The presumption of guilt : the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and race, class, and crime in America by Charles J Ogletree ( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shortly after noon on Tuesday, July 16, 2009, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., MacArthur Fellow and Harvard professor, was mistakenly arrested by Cambridge police sergeant James Crowley for attempting to break into his own home. The ensuing media firestorm ignited debate across the country. The Crowley-Gates incident was a clash of absolutes, underscoring the tension between black and white, police and civilians, and the privileged and less privileged in modern America. Charles Ogletree, one of the country's foremost experts on civil rights, uses this incident as a lens through which to explore issues of race, class, and crime, with the goal of creating a more just legal system for all. Working from years of research and based on his own classes and experiences with law enforcement, the author illuminates the steps needed to embark on the long journey toward racial and legal equality for all Americans"--
From lynch mobs to the killing state : race and the death penalty in America ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brown at 50 : the unfinished legacy, a collection of essays ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ABA Commission on the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education brings together this collection of essays that explore the unfinished legacy of that decision
Beyond black and white affirmative action in America ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All sides in the affirmative action debate say that they believe in the Constitutional right to equality regarding race, creed and sex, but they bring very different interpretations to what that means. A distinguished panel of experts discuss this issue
Do unto others ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel of scholars, journalists, and leaders in government and public service discuss the ethical dimensions of personal relationships in our society
Popular culture rage, rights, and responsibility ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents scenarios involving antisocial and violent messages in mass media to a group of panelists. Discusses who decides what popular culture is, the role of Hollywood and other producers of mass media, and the tension between artistic expression, freedom of speech, and social responsibility. Examines the impact of TV, music, and movies on young people and American society in general
Genes on trial genetics, behavior, and the law ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Could genetic research stigmatize people who carry a "bad" gene? Could the behavior actually be determined by that gene? If so, then just how free is free will? Moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, this Fred Friendly Seminar scrutinizes social, ethical, and legal issues involving genetic research into undesirable traits such as addiction to alcohol by exploring the relationship between the genetic basis for addiction and the limits of personal responsibility
Race to execution by Rachel V Lyon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the cases of two death row inmates (Robert Tarver and Madison Hobley) to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing. Explores the roles of the Supreme Court, prosecutors, juries, politicians, media, and public opinion on capital punishment. Includes interviews with relatives of both the accused and the victims, as well as legal and social experts
To defend a killer ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution. Includes commentary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale
National conference on sentencing advocacy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profits & promises ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How can American employees compete against super-low-wage, no-benefit workers abroad? How can corporations call themselves American while outsourcing large pieces of their business overseas? And how can American companies deal with labor practices in other countries that would be proscribed in the U.S.? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a 14-member panel including corporate executives from around the world, international financiers, and human rights and union activists explore the growing trend toward global business using the imaginary emerging-market nation of Xanadu
Whose law, whose order? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program uses hypothetical situations and role-playing to focus on the constitutional limits of the federal government on gun control issues; federal funding and its ability to influence state policies; the federalization of state crimes; and anti-federal paranoia that has led to the resurgence of organized militias
National conference on sentencing advocacy, 1991 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America in black and white ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports on the startlingly disparate outcomes of two almost-identical drug-related cases tried one after another in a Boston court. In one case, the judge sentenced an African-American defendant with no prior record to prison time on the insistence of the prosecution. In the other case, the prosecution asked for a sentence of drug rehabilitation as opposed to prison time for a white defendant with prior convictions
In the balance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two-part series on terrorism examines prevention of attack and dealing with consequences. Part 1, Bioattack, examines central issues of homeland security and explores situations that public officials, health care workers, and law enforcement personnel would have to confront. In part 2, City under siege, a panel of experts addresses logistical, ethical, and communication issues in a scenario of prolonged attacks
Under orders, under fire ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A panel composed of representatives from the military, members of Congress, and journalists discuss the meaning of ethics in military contexts. In part 1 the general moral responsibilities of officers, soldiers, and journalists in combat situations are examined. Part 2 explores the moral issues involved in the treatment of prisoners of war, the confidentiality of military actions including possible atrocities, the responsibilities of journalists reporting from combat zones, and the use of tactical nuclear weapons
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Alternative Names
Ogletree, Charles J.
Ogletree, Charles J. Jr.
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