Caryl W. Chessman, tagged by the media as the "Red Light Bandit," was sentenced to death in June 1948 for robbery, kidnapping, attempted rape, and unnatural sex acts; yet he had neither murdered nor mutilated any of the victims of his five-day crime spree. Frank Parker, in the first major reexamination of the Chessman case since the 1960's, while concurring with the verdict that found him guilty, repudiates the death sentence, putting responsibility for the miscarriage of justice beyond the door of the courtroom. This book explains who shares the blame--including Chessman himself--and offers sobering insights into the injustice that can be done when the administration of capital punishment is subject to erratic and arbitrary processes. Included are end notes, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index.
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Descripción Burnham Inc Pub, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0882291882
Descripción Burnham Inc Pub, 1975. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110882291882