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Anatomy of Injustice

Anatomy of Injustice

A Murder Case Gone Wrong

  • Author: Raymond Bonner
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307957365
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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The book that helped free an innocent man who had spent twenty-seven years on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim’s body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. After attending the University of Texas School of Law, Holt was eager to help the disenfranchised and voiceless; she herself had been a childhood victim of abuse. It required little scrutiny for Holt to discern that Elmore’s case—plagued by incompetent court-appointed defense attorneys, a virulent prosecution, and both misplaced and contaminated evidence—reeked of injustice. It was the cause of a lifetime for the spirited, hardworking lawyer. Holt would spend more than a decade fighting on Elmore’s behalf. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt’s battle to save Elmore’s life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. He reviews police work, evidence gathering, jury selection, work of court-appointed lawyers, latitude of judges, iniquities in the law, prison informants, and the appeals process. Throughout, the actions and motivations of both unlikely heroes and shameful villains in our justice system are vividly revealed. Moving, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation’s ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty. From the Hardcover edition.

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

Thomas Reid: Ethics, Aesthetics and the Anatomy of the Self

  • Author: R.D. Gallie
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792352419
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 198
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This book is a critical exposition of Reid's philosophical anatomy of the self, his moral philosophy and his aesthetics, and is aimed at an advanced undergraduate and graduate readership. Those familiar with Reid scholarship will be only too aware of how little attention has been paid of late to Reid's accounts of beauty, of sublimity and aesthetic assessment, compared with his moral philosophy and philosophy of action. One main purpose of this book is to help remedy this imbalance, if only because of the very considerable impact of Reid's aesthetic thought in nineteenth century France. Notoriously Reid presents his accounts of moral and aesthetic judgment as the fruits of a sense of morals and of taste. Accordingly his position on the nature of a sense needs to be carefully considered, as well as his position on the origin of conceptions needed for the deployment of a sense. The Lehrer-Smith III computational computer model of Reidian faculties is assessed at some length as a serious contribution to this task, especially since its employment would seem to presuppose positions at odds with crucial components in Reid's account, which is also presented in the book, of the self as thinker, decision-maker and moral agent exercising both active and speculative power.

The Anatomy of Adolescence (Psychology Revivals)

The Anatomy of Adolescence (Psychology Revivals)

Young people's social attitudes in Britain

  • Author: Adrian Furnham,Barrie Gunter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134486529
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 220
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Originally published in 1989, this is a unique reference source to the social attitudes of British adolescents of the time. The authors, both experienced researchers, draw on a sample of over 2,000 adolescents from all over the British Isles, including Northern Ireland and the north of Scotland as well as the south of England and Wales. They provide one of the most comprehensive reviews of the 1980s, with the results summarized in tables supported by clear commentaries. The contents range widely over key issues of the time, covering attitudes to politics and government, crime and law enforcement, sex roles and race, religion and the paranormal, health and the environment, school, work and unemployment, and home entertainment media. Some of the book’s findings are unexpected: young people are surprisingly conservative about the role of men and women, for instance, yet they have radical ideas about certain institutions, like the monarchy. Altogether the book gives a clear and revealing snapshot of the attitudes of young Britons of the time.

Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice

Hillel Steiner and the Anatomy of Justice

Themes and Challenges

  • Author: Stephen De Wijze,Matthew H. Kramer,Ian Carter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135218552
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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Throughout the English-speaking world, and in the many other countries where analytic philosophy is studied, Hillel Steiner is esteemed as one of the foremost contemporary political philosophers. This volume is designed as a festschrift for Steiner and as an important collection of philosophical essays in its own right. The editors have assembled a roster of highly distinguished international contributors, all of whom are eager to pay tribute to Steiner by focusing on topics on which he himself has concentrated. Some of the contributors engage directly with Steiner's work, whereas others focus not directly on his writings but instead grapple with issues that have figured prominently therein. Each essay seeks to advance the debates in which Steiner himself has so notably participated. The study concludes with a response by Steiner himself.

The Anatomy of Bibliomania

The Anatomy of Bibliomania

  • Author: Holbrook Jackson
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252070433
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 668
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Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania ("a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane"). His commentary addresses why we read, where we read (on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet -- this has "a long but mostly unrecorded history"--In bed, and in prison), and what happens to us when we read. He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Francis Bacon, Anatole France, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Leigh Hunt, Marcel Proust, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, and scores of other luminaries chime in on books and their love for them.

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

  • Author: Alessandro Orsini
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461392
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 317
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The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended as a "concentrated strike against the heart of the State," the Red Brigades' most notorious crime was the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. In the late 1990s, a new group of violent anticapitalist terrorists revived the name Red Brigades and killed a number of professors and government officials. Like their German counterparts in the Baader-Meinhof Group and today's violent political and religious extremists, the Red Brigades and their actions raise a host of questions about the motivations, ideologies, and mind-sets of people who commit horrific acts of violence in the name of a utopia. In the first English edition of a book that has won critical acclaim and major prizes in Italy, Alessandro Orsini contends that the dominant logic of the Red Brigades was essentially eschatological, focused on purifying a corrupt world through violence. Only through revolutionary terror, Brigadists believed, could humanity be saved from the putrefying effects of capitalism and imperialism. Through a careful study of all existing documentation produced by the Red Brigades and of all existing scholarship on the Red Brigades, Orsini reconstructs a worldview that can be as seductive as it is horrifying. Orsini has devised a micro-sociological theory that allows him to reconstruct the group dynamics leading to political homicide in extreme-left and neonazi terrorist groups. This "subversive-revolutionary feedback theory" states that the willingness to mete out and suffer death depends, in the last analysis, on how far the terrorist has been incorporated into the revolutionary sect. Orsini makes clear that this political-religious concept of historical development is central to understanding all such self-styled "purifiers of the world." From Thomas Müntzer's theocratic dream to Pol Pot's Cambodian revolution, all the violent "purifiers" of the world have a clear goal: to build a perfect society in which there will no longer be any sin and unhappiness and in which no opposition can be allowed to upset the universal harmony. Orsini's book reconstructs the origins and evolution of a revolutionary tradition brought into our own times by the Red Brigades.

The Sense of Injustice

The Sense of Injustice

Social Psychological Perspectives

  • Author: Robert G. Folger
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1461326834
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 294
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The importance of justice cannot be overstated. As one author has put it, "A better understanding of how justice concerns develop and function in people's lives should enable us to plan more effectively for institutional and other social change to deal with the problems that confront humankind" (S. C. Lerner, 1981, p. 466). The volume in which that statement appeared-an earlier one in this same series-was devoted to exploring the impact that dwindling resources and an increasing rate of change have had upon people's concern for justice. In contrast, the present volume places greater emphasis on the word under standing, as it was used in the context of the preceding quotation, than upon effective planning, social change, and ways of dealing with human problems. Nothing in that statement of purpose is meant to belittle the urgency of translat ing understanding into action, because the social significance of justice concerns is a major factor that has prompted the authors of the chapters in this book to do research in the area. Rather, this volume receives its emphasis from Kurt Lewin's famous dictum there is nothing so practical as a good theory. The need for good theory is ongoing, and these pages are dedicated to a search for new pathways toward better theory.

The Anatomy of Grace

The Anatomy of Grace

  • Author: Peter W. Marty
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • ISBN: 1451415966
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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* Fifty-two reflections, one for each week of the year, arranged thematically * Powerful for personal reflection, sermon preparation, or small group discussion

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy III

Plato

  • Author: John P. Anton,Anthony Preus
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780887069161
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 358
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The Plato who emerges from these essays is the seminal thinker, the profound philosopher, the master of dialectic who offers, together with his insights into reality and human values, a systematically developed set of powerful devices for the articulation and defence of his ideas. In each case the discussion unfolds not as advocacy of Platonic doctrines but as critical assessment of argument, and is meant as judicious explication of the logical form of significant theses often believed, during centuries of Platonic commentary, to be cornerstones of a monumental speculative system. It demonstrates a shared and strikingly high regard for Plato as a major thinker in the western philosophical tradition, a recognition that the dialogues he wrote continue to exert influence as well as attract theoretical attention. Taken together with the material on Plato in Volume II, Volume III displays a definite continuity in direction, scope, and quality, strengthening the conviction that Platonic scholarship has entered a new and different phase and has consolidated the approach that this new movement introduced.

Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Stop

Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Stop

Essentials of Safe Traffic Enforcement

  • Author: Joseph Petrocelli,Matthew Petrocelli
  • Publisher: Looseleaf Law Publications
  • ISBN: 1932777245
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 176
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Traffic stops are one of the most potentially dangerous responsibilities an officer can face. This step-by-step guide helps officers of all ranks approach a wide variety of stop scenarios safely and avoid complacency. Includes low- to high-risk stop tactics, one-officer & multi-unit response protocols, call-out techniques, approach strategies and discretionary issues.

Anatomy of what We Value Most

Anatomy of what We Value Most

  • Author: William Gerber
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042003910
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 225
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The book analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates the insights of the world's outstanding thinkers, prophets, and literary masters on the good, the morally right, and the lovely (part one); the question whether the world operates on the basis of such universal laws as the logos, the tao, and the principle of polarity (part two); what there is and isn't in the world, including such categories as existence, reality, being, and nonbeing (part three); and pre-eminently credible and enriching beliefs about truth, wisdom, and what it all means (part four). Emphasis is placed on the divergent views of such intellectual giants as Confucius and Laotse in ancient China; the classical Hindu philosophers from ancient times to Gandhi and Tagore; patriarchs and prophets quoted in Scripture; Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle; Saints Augustine and Thomas Aquinas in the Middle Ages; Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, and Kant; and nineteenth- and twentieth-century luminaries such as Bentham, Mill, Peirce, James, Dewey, Sartre, and Wittgenstein. The differences and resemblances of their cogitations are portrayed as a conversation of the ages on questions of persistent concern.

At the Margins of Victorian Britain

At the Margins of Victorian Britain

Politics, Immorality and Britishness in the Nineteenth Century

  • Author: Dennis Grube
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857722573
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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Victorian Britain, at the head of the vast British Empire, was the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world. Yet many of its citizens were denied basic civil rights. At the Margins of Victorian Britain focuses on the political means of policing unwanted 'others' in Victorian society: the Irish, Catholics and Jews, atheists, prostitutes and homosexuals. In this groundbreaking study, Dennis Grube details the laws and conventions which were legally and culturally enforced in order to bar these 'others' from gaining power and influence in Victorian Britain. Utilizing a wide-ranging analysis, the book focuses on key case-studies: the anti-Semitism explicit in Lord Rothschild's barring from the House of Commons; the fine line between accepted male love and companionship and homosexuality, which exploded in the Oscar Wilde trial in the 1890s; and how laws against disease were used to police prostitutes and correct moral vices. Grube argues that while religious outsiders were politically integrated over the course of the century - such as Catholics after the Emancipation Act of 1829 - others were labeled morally deviant and consolidated an outsider status. This will be essential reading for those working in the fields of Victorian Studies and Social and Cultural History.

Anatomy of Pain

Anatomy of Pain

  • Author: Jan Carole
  • Publisher: Infinity Publishing
  • ISBN: 0741423731
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 256
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What changes could one day make in the life of a 48-year-old woman? This candid story tells the rebuilding of a life shattered in a moment.

The Anatomy of Literary Studies (Routledge Revivals)

The Anatomy of Literary Studies (Routledge Revivals)

An Introduction to the Study of English Literature

  • Author: Marjorie Boulton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317936167
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 210
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First published in 1980, The Anatomy of Literary Studies provides students of English Literature with a clearer understanding of the significance and scope of the subject and a comprehensive background to its study. It gives pointers towards intellectual integrity and advice on independent study, libraries, essay writing and examinations. This reissue of Marjorie Boulton’s classic work will be of particular value to students studying English at university or those applying to a course who would like a fuller understanding of what it might entail.

Anatomy of Four Race Riots

Anatomy of Four Race Riots

Racial Conflict in Knoxville, Elaine (Arkansas), Tulsa and Chicago, 1919-1921

  • Author: Lee E. Williams
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1604738200
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 128
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A study of the terrible racial violence that erupted in four different communities of America after World War I

The Anatomy Of Melancholy. What it Is, With All the Kinds Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Seuerall Cures of It. In Three Partitions with Their Severall Sections, Members & Subsections ... By Democritus Junior .... The Fift Edition, Corrected and Augmented by the Author

The Anatomy Of Melancholy. What it Is, With All the Kinds Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, & Seuerall Cures of It. In Three Partitions with Their Severall Sections, Members & Subsections ... By Democritus Junior .... The Fift Edition, Corrected and Augmented by the Author

  • Author: Robert Burton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Economic Anatomy of a Drug War

The Economic Anatomy of a Drug War

Criminal Justice in the Commons

  • Author: David W. Rasmussen,Bruce L. Benson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847679102
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 265
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'A challenging study of where America went wrong in the war on drugs. Even those who disagree will have to take notice of this well-argued book.'-John DiIulio, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

The anatomy of terrorism

The anatomy of terrorism

  • Author: David E. Long
  • Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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An expert from the U.S. State Department examines the social, political and economic factors that produce terrorism and offers a practical proposal--that is both viable and responsible--to combat this deadly international plague

The Anatomy of Society

The Anatomy of Society

  • Author: Gilbert Cannan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 216
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