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The Resource Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys, Susannah Sheffer

Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys, Susannah Sheffer

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Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys
Title
Fighting for their lives
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inside the experience of capital defense attorneys
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Susannah Sheffer
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eng
Summary
In this important book on a subject rarely examined, author Sheffer (project director, Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights) explores the personal impact of post-conviction capital defense attorneys' attempts to save their clients from execution. She integrates material from interviews with 20 capital defense attorneys as they reveal their feelings on interacting with clients and the clients' families. There is special emphasis on psychological coping mechanisms for dealing with the sense of failure and depression when a client is executed. The attorneys also discuss their motivations for entering, staying in, and leaving the profession and explain their decisions to witness their clients' executions. The author, who works to end the death penalty and has visited convicts on death row, shows great sensitivity in overcoming the attorneys' ambivalence toward talking about their emotions. With its readable style, the book will appeal to students, general readers, scholars, and attorneys. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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10171388
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DLC
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1964-
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Sheffer, Susannah
Dewey number
345.730773
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Capital punishment
  • Attorneys
  • Practice of Law
Target audience
adult
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inside the experience of capital defense attorneys
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Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys, Susannah Sheffer
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Includes index
Control code
2012032701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780826519108
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2012032701
Label
Fighting for their lives : inside the experience of capital defense attorneys, Susannah Sheffer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
2012032701
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780826519108
Lccn
2012032701

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