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Ogletree, Charles J.

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Life without parole : America's new death penalty? by Charles J Ogletree( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,184 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
The road to abolition? : the future of capital punishment in the United States by Charles J Ogletree( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,150 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 )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,111 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
Beyond the Rodney King story : an investigation of police conduct in minority communities( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the conclusion of the public hearings, the NAACP selected the Criminal Justice Institute of Harvard Law School, and the Trotter Institute of the University of Massachusetts to review the material that had been collected and write a report."
Punishment in popular culture( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 the cultural presuppositions that undergird America's distinctive approach to punishment and analyzes punishment as a set of images. It recognizes that the semiotics of punishment is all around us, in both 'high' and 'popular' culture iconography, in novels, television, and film. This book brings together distinguished scholars of punishment and experts in media studies in an unusual juxtaposition of disciplines and perspectives. Americans continue to lock up more people for longer periods of time than most other nations, to use the death penalty, and to racialize punishment in remarkable ways. How are these facts of American penal life reflected in the portraits of punishment that Americans regularly encounter on television and in film?And how are images of punishment received by their audiences? It is to these questions that Punishment in Popular Culture is addressed"--Unedited summary from book cover
The presumption of guilt : the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and race, class, and crime in America by Charles J Ogletree( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 759 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 )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 American populations that has marked the country's history of punishment. In a bold attempt to tackle the looming question of how and why the connection between race and the death penalty has been so strong throughout American history, Ogletree and Sarat headline an interdisciplinary cast of experts in reflecting on this disturbing issue. Insightful original essays
Brown at 50 : the unfinished legacy, a collection of essays( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 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
Racial reconciliation and the healing of a nation : beyond law and rights( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 antagonism. Current debates about affirmative action, multiculturalism, and racial hate speech reveal persistent uncertainty and ambivalence about the place and meaning of race - and especially the black/white divide - in American culture. They also suggest that the work of racial reconciliation remains incomplete. Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation seeks to assess where we are in that work, examining sources of continuing racial antagonism among blacks and whites. It also highlights strategies that promise to promote racial reconciliation in the future. Rather than revisit arguments about the importance of integration, assimilation, and reparations, the contributors explore previously unconsidered perspectives on reconciliation between blacks and whites. Chapters connect identity politics, the rhetoric of race and difference, the work of institutions and actors in those institutions, and structural inequities in the lives of blacks and whites to our thinking about tolerance and respect. Going beyond an assessment of the capacity of law to facilitate racial reconciliation, Racial Reconciliation and the Healing of a Nation challenges readers to examine social, political, cultural, and psychological issues that fuel racial antagonism, as well as the factors that might facilitate racial reconciliation
Race to execution by Rachel V Lyon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the cases of two death row inmates to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing
Beyond black and white : affirmative action in America( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 160 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
The enduring legacy of Rodriguez : creating new pathways to equal educational opportunity( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Enduring Legacy of Rodriguez, leading legal and educational scholars examine San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez (1973), the landmark US Supreme Court decision that held that the Constitution does not guarantee equality of educational opportunity."--Back cover
Genes on trial : genetics, behavior, and the Law( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 139 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
Popular culture : rage, rights, and responsibility( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 124 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
Do unto others( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 120 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
Hard drugs, hard choices( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel of 35 distinguished experts from government, medicine, law, and education debate crucial questions surrounding the drug crisis in America. Domestic problems of enforcement, treatment, and justice are addressed as well as the international ramifications of the "war on drugs."
To defend a killer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 90 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
National conference on sentencing advocacy( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Crow in New York by Erika Wood( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report examining the history of criminal disenfranchisement laws in New York State and the role of those laws in the prevention of African American participation in the democratic process. The report examines the historical period from 1777-1900, tracing the implementation of criminal disenfranchisement laws in response to the enfranchisement of African-American men by the 15th Amendment. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for reducing discrimination in the administration of criminal laws and increasing the political participation levels of minority voters
National conference on sentencing advocacy, 1991( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The presumption of guilt : the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and race, class, and crime in America
When law fails : making sense of miscarriages of justiceThe presumption of guilt : the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and race, class, and crime in AmericaFrom lynch mobs to the killing state : race and the death penalty in AmericaBrown at 50 : the unfinished legacy, a collection of essaysContemporary Black biography, profiles from the international Black communityContemporary Black biography, Profiles from the international Black communitySomething about the author
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Charles Ogletree American legal scholar

Ogletree, Charles J.

Ogletree, Charles J. Jr

Ogletree, Charles J. Jr. 1952-


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