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Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty

Lauren A. Ricciardelli


Social Work, Criminal Justice, and the Death Penalty aims to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to take an active role in the contemporary death penalty discourse in the United States by providing key insights from professionals who are engaged as legal, forensic, academic, and social work experts. In this textbook, contributing authors write accessibly from their own experiences and expertise in death penalty cases and related social issues from a critical, social justice, and human rights perspective—all intended to better inform the burgeoning social work and criminal justice profe ... More

Keywords: abolitionism, criminal justice, death penalty, social justice, social inclusion/exclusion, social work

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190937232
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190937232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lauren A. Ricciardelli, editor
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Troy University

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Section I Criminal Justice Considerations

Section II Sociopolitical Considerations

Chapter 6 On Capital Punishment

Richard Dien Winfield

Chapter 9 Mass Incarceration

Michael A. Robinson, Sharon E. Moore, and A. Christson Adedoyin

Chapter 10 A Public Health Case for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

Elizabeth Beck, Cynthia F. Adcock, and Allison Bantimba

Section III Social Work Considerations

Chapter 16 The Death Penalty From the Family Perspective

Jennifer Schweizer and Elizabeth Beck